Is wireless security a lost cause?

Monday, 22 December 2003, 11:54 AM EST

As enterprises continue to invest in wireless devices and networks, IT specialists will be faced with the growing challenge of maintaining and improving the security of those networks.

In many cases, they are getting the financial assistance they need to achieve this goal. Global spending on overall security and business continuity will grow at twice the speed of IT spending, reaching more than US$116 billion by 2007, according to research firm IDC. Corporate spending is IT professionals' top priority, the firm found, with 40 percent of about 1,000 IT managers rating security as their top concern.

Also, almost 25 percent of businesses now are installing wireless LANs, according to Forrester Research.

"Maybe 10 to 15 percent of the total installed base in the United States are doing mission-critical applications over wireless networks today," Tim Scannell, president and chief analyst at Shoreline Research, told the E-Commerce Times.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

Operation Pawn Storm: Varied targets and attack vectors, next-level spear-phishing tactics

Posted on 23 October 2014.  |  Targets of the spear phishing emails included staff at the Ministry of Defense in France, in the Vatican Embassy in Iraq, military officials from a number of countries, and more.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Oct 24th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //