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."
Require employees to use a corporate VPN (virtual private network) and encryption when making a connection and exchanging dataWhat can IT do?