The announcement of the WPA2 vulnerability discovery has, unsurprisingly, caused worry among IT professionals. Here, Vanix wi-fi expert Laurence Lowe details what exactly has happened and what actions need to be taken.
What has happened?
WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) using CCMP is the industry standard for wireless network security, providing 256-bit encryption which cannot feasibly be broken using today’s computing power.
By Russell Bristow, Group Sales Director
In a fast-evolving market like IT, it is always tempting to focus on The Hype and The Sizzle. And Vanix has plenty to offer on this front. Exciting, disruptive technology in SD-WAN, IoT, cyber protection, machine learning…the list goes on.
But sometimes big changes in a market, prompted by innovation or plain old economics, can mean that well-established tech can rise to the top of ‘most talked about’ lists.
As companies and organisations reassess the need for adequate protection against cyber threats, Ampito Group Sales Director, Russell Bristow, shares the six key things IT teams must consider.
1. Education, education, education
No matter how sophisticated your security defences, user behaviour is always a key vulnerability, and one that is often overlooked. Over 90% of malware is delivered by email and, using services such as PhishMe, Ampito can help educate your workforce to be more cyber-smart.
A lot can happen in seven hours. You can fly from London to New York, binge-watch half a season of Suits, drive from LA to San Francisco (California traffic allowing!) or even simply get a good night’s sleep. If all that can happen in seven hours, imagine what can happen in seven days, seven weeks or seven months.
Especially in your network.