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Wireless Network Security: Vulnerabilities, Threats and Countermeasures

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Executive Summary

Wireless networking provides many advantages, but it also coupled with new security threats and alters the organization's overall information security risk profile. Although implementation of technological solutions is the usual respond to wireless security threats and vulnerabilities, wireless security is primarily a management issue. Effective management of the threats associated with wireless technology requires a sound and thorough assessment of risk given the environment and development of a plan to mitigate identified threats. This paper presents a framework to help managers understand and assess the various threats associated with the use of wireless technology. They also discuss a number of available solutions for countering those threats.

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