03-21-2008, 09:36 AM
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Hotspot Safety for Business Users
We illustrated five common-sense steps that anyone can take to defeat most Wi-Fi hotspot threats. Unfortunately, many users still insist on skinny-dipping in shark-infested hotspot waters. The only reliable way for employers to manage associated business risk is to define, monitor, and enforce hotspot acceptable use policies. Something old, something new
Many companies have policies governing secure remote access to corporate networks. Those policies and related countermeasures are an excellent starting point for securing business hotspot use. However, they must be extended to deal with risks unique to Wi-Fi.
Before Wi-Fi, remote workers used dial-up or broadband to reach corporate networks. Because those links connected business assets to the public Internet, measures were needed to deflect unsolicited inbound traffic and ensure data confidentiality. As a result, many workers are now required to use anti-virus, personal firewall, and a VPN tunnel when connecting from afar. ...... Wifi pune, Wi-fi Pune, Pune Unwire - Hotspot Safety for Business Users