Quick Tips to Bolster Security in Your Organization

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Advanced authentication schemes such as RADIUS do exist for Wi-Fi, though they are typically beyond the capabilities of small businesses to implement. The result is that most SMBs make do with WPA or WPA2 using a static passcode that is never changed. While this is fine in most cases, it is a “nothing or all” approach to Wi-Fi authentication that can be problematic when partners or guests visit.

A far better solution would be to set up a segregated network with a different SSID name for visitors. When configured to allow only Internet access, it lets SMBs offer hospitality to guests while maintaining the security of the corporate network. And if you’re not already using a business-grade Wi-Fi access point that is capable of more than one SSID, check out “Common Mistakes SMBs Make When Deploying Wi-Fi.”

Small businesses often find themselves in the unenviable position of not having IT employees who are trained in security matters. This puts them in a vulnerable position to hackers, who may exploit weaknesses that would have been immediately obvious to someone in the know.

Recently, Paul Mah highlighted some recurrent mistakes that he sees being made by SMBs. If they apply to your organization, acting on his recommendations should serve to bolster the overall security of your organization.

 

Related Topics : Master Data Management, Mobile Device Security, Remote Access, VPN, Workforce

 
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