Discover Real World Security Tactics for Servers and Wireless Networks

W7 Preventing Attacks from Employee Home Wireless Networks

October 12th, 2011

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Level: Intermediate

Mike Danseglio

Mike Danseglio

Principal Technologist

Next Direction Technologies

What’s the difference between a secure home wireless network and a secure corporate wireless network? Most users think there’s no difference – if they give it any thought at all. And most IT professionals find it challenging to describe the difference. But the differences invariably lead to vulnerabilities in the home network. And with the portability of data and common use of laptops and remote access solutions, those vulnerabilities are more frequently creating issues in corporate networks.

In this session, Mike Danseglio, CISSP, former security authority at Microsoft and world-renowned security expert, dissects several wireless networks piece by piece, showing how they work, how they implement security, and where they expose security vulnerabilities. Mike also explains the relative vulnerabilities of each and how to mitigate and prevent a number of commonplace attacks. Throughout the session he remains focused on the fact that home wireless networks are largely unmanaged and unregulated by corporate security policy. The calls to action aren't just fanciful theory - they're practical, based on extensive experience in the field.