Lack of Security in Hotspots/Wi Fi Areas. Yin Wai ISM 158 4/27/10. Hot Spot Dangers?. Increased dependence on laptops, smart phones, and other portable devices Personal and professional information are exposed when an employee logs onto Wi-Fi hotspots
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Increased dependence on laptops, smart phones, and other portable devices
Personal and professional information are exposed when an employee logs onto Wi-Fi hotspots
Public access point - on someone else's network with no control of who else is using it
People who know how to look for unencrypted information can gain access to all your data
Threat of a hacker
"Ryan Crumb, director of information security for PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services, has seen all sorts of information gleaned from hot spots -- including Social Security numbers, corporate financial data and information about M&A deals -- that was never meant for him to see. Sometimes Crumb deliberately looks to see what unprotected data is traveling over the network in public spaces."
Create and enforce strong verification policies for devices trying to access the corporate network
Require employees to use a corporate VPN (virtual private network) and encryption when making a connection and exchanging dataWhat can IT do?
Sources trying to access the corporate network