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Wireless Security – What Were They Thinking


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Brad Haines (Renderman)

Wireless technology was supposed to mean freedom from wires and desks. It has instead become one of the biggest security nightmares for IT. How did we get here, what are the threats (existing and emerging), and where do we go from there.

With wireless available on every new laptop and even Ipods now, it’s with us to stay for quite a while and IT professionals have to live with it. This talk will provide a look at past, present, and proposed security standards and the weaknesses of each, as well as some of the process that caused these problems to occur. We’ll also look at some emerging threats to some of the latest security standards for 802.11 networks, as well as bluetooth and RFID, the often forgotten wireless.