Senior management 'slow to understand wireless risks'
The proliferation of wireless networks throughout the enterprise means IT managers must implement proper security plans. But persuading the boss that it’s worth the money could be a struggle. IT staff who want to invest to secure their Wi-Fi networks from security breaches may struggle to persuade senior management that the money would be well spent, according to a wireless security vendor. Speaking at the Enterprise Wireless Technology show in London on Wednesday, Steve Woolf, customer engineering manager at Red-M, urged firms to wake up to the security problems presented by the wireless boom. Woolf explained that while some companies are actively embracing wireless, others are being permeated by stealth. The arrival of the Intel Centrino wireless chipset and Windows XP — which has been designed to make wireless networking easier — means that employees who are given a new laptop are likely to get wireless connectivity as standard. Full Story