Did you know that wireless technology dates back to the 19th century? Through the years, great inventors like Michael Faraday, Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla helped mold the concepts and theories behind electromagnetic radio frequency (RF). It wasn’t until 1997, however, that the first 802.11 technology was introduced, which is known as the 802.11 legacy standard today.
When waves of cyber attacks hit last year, such as WannaCry and Not Petya ransomwares, businesses lost billions of dollars in high-profile breaches. In addition, more than half of the U.S. population’s Social Security information was compromised in the Equifax breach. It was a record-breaking year. Perhaps the only good that came out of these fiascos is that users became more aware of the importance of cyber security.
Now that Halloween has passed and Thanksgiving is on the near-term horizon, the holiday shopping season is kicking in. Almost as soon as the trick-or-treating ended the Black Friday ads starting pouring into my email box. This season some of the major retailers are announcing their Black Friday deals early even though they won’t be available for purchase until Thanksgiving.
Recently, the personal information of Palo Alto High School students was published via a website that allowed students to see class rankings, grade-point averages and identification numbers. Is your school network at risk? Know your best defense against new threats. Join SonicWall at Booth 904 at the 2017 CETPA Annual Conference on Nov.
Information and recommendations on protecting your wireless deployment On October 16, 2017, Belgian security researchers made public their findings that demonstrated fundamental design flaws in WPA2 that could lead to man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks on wireless networks. Named KRACKs, or key reinstallation attacks, this technique can theoretically be used by attackers to steal sensitive information from unsuspecting wireless users leveraging these flaws in the WiFi standard.
Over the past few months, Verizon has launched a series of television ads in which the main character utters the line, “Right plan, wrong network.” The actor saying the line is talking to another character who is clearly having an unhappy experience with his/her cellular connection. If you own a mobile phone, it’s likely you’ve gone through something similar at one point.
Today I am excited to share the new addition to SonicWall’s NSA product family of Next-Generation Firewalls, the NSA 2650. Three key trends form the design drivers for the new NSA 2650 – Wireless Devices Explosion – The demand for increased bandwidth from wireless networks is constantly on the rise with the growing number of wireless devices used per person.
New SonicWall NSA 2650 Firewall, and SonicWave Access Points Take Security, Speed and Analytics to Elite Levels Defending your business is job No. 1. But with so many vectors and end points, it’s an arduous challenge to identify and mitigate known and unknown threats across multiple locations, networks and endpoints — particularly as the need for wireless and mobile access scales to untold heights.