Wi-Fi Security Takes a Hit

Researchers have discovered a major flaw in WPA2. Now what?

October 23, 2017 • Published by

The Wi-Fi security news isn’t pretty.

Last week, it was announced that the Wi-Fi security protocol WPA2 has a serious flaw. WPA2 is the current encryption standard; there is nothing generally available that’s known to be more secure.

So what can be done in the wake of this news? Is it possible to implement and operate secure wireless?

Protect your business’s Wi-Fi with a layered approach.

Wi-Fi has become a necessity for businesses everywhere, so disconnecting and waiting for a solution to the current Wi-Fi security flaw isn’t an option. The answer lies in a layered approach to your security efforts.

Knowing that the encryption protocol is flawed, here are some additional layers of security you can add to protect your business:

  1. Restrict the websites employees visit to only those which are HTTPS with secure certificates;
  2. Ensure that all the latest security patches are quickly installed on all organizational assets (firmware on wireless, OS patches, etc.); and
  3. Implement a VPN for remote employees and vendors to securely access your network whenever possible. This can be easily accomplished through your firewall implementation.

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