Securing wireless technology

Wednesday, 20 July 2005, 11:02 AM EST

In an effort to shore up against wireless security threats, some companies have taken the extreme approach of banning wireless technology from use. Maybe a good idea in theory, but today’s business environment requires the flexibility and speed that mobile communications offer. In many cases, it is simply too late to reject wireless technology as it is likely that employees already use it in the workplace -- RFID keys, automatic entry systems, cell phones, and possibly even rogue access points -- without corporate knowledge or approval.

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