WLAN Security Learning Guide

TechTarget ANZ Editors

Wireless LANs (WLANs) are wonderful tools and can make your organisation more productive in many ways.

But as high-profile incidents like the TJX hack demonstrate, poorly-configured

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WLANs can become a source of very considerable pain.

SearchNetworking ANZ therefore presents this WLAN Security Learning Guide to give you a comprehensive suite of advice and tips to help you lock down your WLANs.


WLAN Authentication basics



 Learn the basics of WLAN authentication in this two-part primer:



WPA and WEP encryption



Discover the WPA, WPA2 and WEP encryption protocols and how to use them:


802.11n security



The new, faster, version of WiFi called 802.11n is also more secure than its predecessors:






 The PCI DSS standard has new rules for wireless networks:

For more information on WLAN security, visit SearchNetworking ANZ's Network Security Topic Centre or SearchSecurity ANZ's Topic Centre on Wireless Security.