March, 2012 No. 72: Wireless LAN Edition



Passwords are the weakest link in IT Security   [+]

6 Simple on-line security mistakes you are already making   [+]

Silent Authentication: Authenticating users without explicit login   [+]

What’s driving the rise of in Data Breaches?   [+]

Bugs & Patches

Critical Patch for Java   [+]

Critical Patches for Flash   [+]

Out-of-band update for critical LNK vulnerability in Microsoft    [+]


Sans 2012
March 23 - 30, 2012
Orlando, FL    [+]

InfoSec World 2012
April 2 - 4, 2012
Orlando, FL    [+]

SANS Northern Virginia 2012
April 15 - 20, 2012
Reston, VA    [+]

European Identity & Cloud Conference 2012
April 17 - 20, 2012
Munich, Germany    [+]

World Congress on Internet Security
June 10 - 12, 2012
Guelph, ON    [+]


From ensuring security and compliance, to improving productivity and processes, our readers face a number of demanding pressures. We at Contego are happy to be bringing you another issue of Beyond the Firewall to help to keep professionals in the Contego community aware of developments within the world of IT Risk and Compliance Management. In the March issue you will find an article addressing regulatory compliance and the demand for managing wireless LANS. As I have mentioned many times - this publication is for you. We encourage your feedback on any items of concern or issues which you would like to see addressed in BTFW. I look forward to hearing from you.

- Will Raeside


Wireless LAN infrastructure is now an increasingly common part of corporate enterprises. With wireless LAN infrastructure, new productivity gains can be realized. With this infrastructure though comes a new threat to corporate security. Wi-Fi threats can compromise the corporate infrastructure integrity and security, whether or not the corporation has their own wireless LAN network. These threats combined with the need for regulatory compliance require new solutions to protect the network integrity and security. A Wi-Fi IPS solution can provide a 24 x 7 monitoring and prevention solution for all categories of Wi-Fi threats. Using a Wi-Fi IPS solution can ensure that proper authentication and access controls for the wireless LAN infrastructure remain in place. It also will prevent unauthorized access points and clients from compromising the corporate network. Both of these areas are critical for maintaining regulatory IT security controls and thus ensuring integrity of the corporate network.

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