Skyjacking: What went wrong?

Security is hard to get right and shortcuts — be it coding shortcuts or design shortcuts – come back and haunt the product designers when the rubber hits the road. The recently discovered “skyjacking” vulnerability of the Cisco LAPs seems to be a classic example.  The “Over The Air Provisioning” (OTAP) feature allows an out-of-the-box… Read More

AirTight on Wired/Wireless Security at HP Technology Forum

AirTight’s director of technology joins HP ProCurve executives for two informative sessions at the HP Technology Forum in Las Vegas June 15-18, 2009, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Session: Wired/Wireless Management Speakers: Dr. Hemant Chaskar, Director of Technology, AirTight Networks, Carl Blume, HP This session offers timely advice for managing wireless and integrated wired/wireless… Read More

Clarifying the WIDS/WIPS Jargon – Overlay, Integrated etc.

These days, certain terms are often used to characterize Wireless Intrusion Detection/Prevention System (WIDS/WIPS) architectures – overlay and integrated being most commonly used and that too with variable meanings. This post explains what these terms mean or should mean to be consistent with fundamental underpinnings of WIDS/WIPS architectures and functions.