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Securing the Wireless Enterprise
In this article, we will explore the security issues involved in wireless deployments, and appropriate steps for information technologists to take when establishing their wireless infrastructure, so that they can take advantage of wireless technologies while minimizing business risk.
A wireless security model should address potential threats not just in the corporate environment, but also in the personal and public environments where wireless devices are typically used. As a basic starting point, you will want to evaluate the level of exposure available through your devices, networks, data, and accompanying information systems.
According to the Gartner Group, over 250,000 PDAs were lost in 2001. These losses occurred in highly public places - airports, restaurants, offices, taxi cabs, etc. Given the ease with which these devices are lost it is imperative that your security model include a means for securing and removing information stored on the device.
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