Wireless Security: Cable Free Protection

wireless securityWhat is Wireless Security? It’s technologies using controls to secure access to wireless frequency (Wi-Fi) network. Wi-Fi or “hotspot” communication seems to be all around us when offered as a free public service. From Starbucks™ to McDonalds™, you can easily connect to the internet just by opening up your browser. These free hotspots most of the time are just portals to the internet with no real connection to the business (if designed, correctly).

However, when you have a wireless network coming from your corporate office, it’s a little more complicated than that. Security for wireless networks used by your organizationare extensions of your office network. This means the same protection attention needed on this system is the same as your company’s perimeter requirements. Why? Hackers. If you search on YouTube ™ you can find hundreds of videos how to break into wireless networks. There’s even a book called “Hacking Wireless Networks for Dummies”© by Kevin Beaver, Peter T. Davis on Amazon!

CyberSec guides you in the trusted design planning needed for a robust and safe Wi-Fi solution. We ensure your business has the wireless configurations segmented off into two worlds, guest (optional) and corporate networks using VLAN strategies. We can pinpoint wireless security issues using the latest in industry standards.

Guest Networks

Your guest network at a company should always require some approval. Open hotspot internet portals in business are not recommended.

Our design recommendations include the workflow and templates needed for your support staff to follow, ensuring a manageable public internet wireless option is available to visiting guests or consultants onsite.

Office Networks

While enjoying the convenience of a cable-less network connection at board meetings, lunchrooms, or at your desk, the same practices you put on your perimeter is the same you would on your wireless networking security topology. Yourmobile wireless security using this network would also follow these technical requirements.

Using only the highest wireless security encryption levels, we give your support teams the planning tools needed for day-to-day monitoring and managing of your wireless access points. This type of connection has channels to all your internal company’s network file shares, web services, email systems, and business applications just like you would on a cable-connected desktop workstation.

Wireless Security: Threats in a WLAN Topology

Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) require Wireless Intrusion and Prevention detection systems (WIPS/WIDS) that can use alert monitoring and escalation should breach attempts occur from foreign, unapproved equipment.

Threat Prevention Targets include:

Malicious Mis-associations MAC spoofing Man-in-the-middle attackers
Unauthorized devices WEP vulnerabilities Bridging Ad Hoc Network
Piggybacking Wardriving Non-filtered traffic
Rogue WAPs Traffic Eavesdropping Session Hijacking

Wireless Security: Defensive Strategies

Firewall is your friend

By utilizing your Firewall’s MAC filtering configuration on your regular network, you can limit possible Rogue Wireless Access Point (WAP) devices not authorized to communicate with your systems over the company’s wireless infrastructure. Hackers would not only need your encrypted SSID password, but also need to be listed on the firewall’s static MAC filtering database. Firewalls have VLAN segmenting that allows for more encryption options and identity authorization functionality.

Our assessments help provide how to best approach this well-proven strategy, without the need for extensive research with time-consuming trial-and-error testing.

Encryption Optimization

We provide you the strongest, industry-recommended encryption strategies possible for your devices to support. Our expertise in wireless architecture vulnerabilities and risk mitigation is fortified with real-world hacking experienced professionals who can guide your IT department on the best way to shore up your wireless protection.

Wireless Security Monitor

Deploying and supporting a Network-based Intrusion Detection System (NDIS) is essential to help manage your Wi-Fi environment. These appliances are designed to detect and immediately escalate to your support teams.

While these solutions are a necessity on your WLAN, our experience can show you how to avoid WiPhishing or Evil Twin attacks where hackers will actually setup a false connection just outside your office to lure and capture your organization’swireless devices and raid your systems.

RF Shield Strategy

CyberSec can give you RF Shield planning on how to re-direct your radio wave signals only inside the facility avoiding signal availability outside to cybercriminals.

This not only restricts the SSID broadcasting signal, but also provides distance from hackers who attempt to use their tools to jam your transmissions.

VPN Requirement

You can add another layer of protection by requiring employees to log through a wireless VPN client interface.This provides additional tunneling and directory services authorization that can stop outside monitoring bad guys in their tracks.We have configurations and routing structures available to help plan your layout.

SSID and Passwords

Frequently have the SSID name regularly changed, as well as your password access for improved permission management. Our overall workflows can give you the best approach to fit your needs.

Why do I need to hire a Wireless Security Specialist?

Wireless infrastructures, while very accommodating and convenient, are a thorn in your network team’s backside because they can be one of the hardest communication channels to secure. Purchasing the best wireless security system available requires the best expertise to help implement it.

Wireless attacks are a hacker’s “low-hanging fruit” when it comes to approaching your organization for discovering vulnerabilities. Because wireless security companies continuously change every year to stay ahead of them, so does the expertise required to implement an overall prevention strategy.

Wireless Security Assessment

Being the leading professionals in wireless security system best practices, we can help with informative quarterly or annual vulnerability reviews of your WLAN infrastructure. A trained and experiencedwireless security auditor can manage these services for your teams.

When it comes to this technology, it’s more important to understand how the cybercriminal thinks. Understanding this and identifying the softest areas of your defenses is what CyberSec is all about. To help you get the best wireless security, possible.

By providing solid and proven expertise and configuration planning strategies with years of experience, CyberSec can offset both cost and resources by being your subject matter experts to manage your environment better.