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Using WPA2 to avoid data breach headlines

Lisa Phifer

When most people hear “data breach” they think about lost laptops, server break-ins, or malware-based attacks. But according to a new survey by Spiceworks, commissioned by Certes Networks, lax network security and traffic segmentation played a crucial role in data breaches reported in 2013-2014. A few of this survey’s top findings included:

* Encryption for data in motion is highly fragmented, with 3 out of 4 companies using at least two methods – most often SSL-protected web traffic, followed by SSL-based VPNs.

Perfecting Passpoint secure roaming

Lisa Phifer

In 2012, the Wi-Fi Alliance launched as secure seamless wireless roaming certification program dubbed Passpoint. This program was designed to overcome public hotspot challenges – notably, the security threats posed by open hotspots and the configuration barriers that impede mobile device hotspot roaming. The latter is of special importance to cellular and fixed broadband network operators that are anxious to offload mobile voice and data traffic onto less expensive Wi-Fi access networks.

DarkHotel: What Hospitality WLAN Operators Should Know

Lisa Phifer

Operators responsible for securing hospitality networks have long worked to reduce fundamental guest Wi-Fi vulnerabilities and raise awareness about more sophisticated threats.  From blocking client-to-client traffic to adding Hotspot 2.0, hospitality network operators can play a big part in helping to protect guests. This week, new research published by Kaspersky demonstrates how these valiant efforts can still fall short – specifically, by failing to stop an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) dubbed DarkHotel.