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6 Tips for Preparing Your Wireless Network for the Internet of Things
Security

6 Tips for Preparing Your Wireless Network for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things- The slew of new WiFi enabled devices and technology that are reshaping the way that we live and interact, bring with them not just convenience, efficiency, and let's be honest, some major cool-factor, but also some potential problems for your wireless network. Slow WiFi speeds, storage problems, potential security threats, these are all concerns that are probably top of mind for your companies IT team. But don't worry! The right wireless network design can make sure you are ready for everything the IoT boom has to throw at you. Here are a few tips to help you get ready for the future:

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Problems with Airport Guest WiFi and How to Solve with the Right Wireless Network Design
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Problems with Airport Guest WiFi and How to Solve with the Right Wireless Network Design

Airport WiFi: the bane of the business traveler or jet-setting social media star. If you’re tasked with managing an airport WiFi network, or are responsible for the implementation and design, then you know how daunting it can be to manage and monitor a network on this scale. Reliable, secure airport WiFi is crucial for your users, so before you upgrade your wireless network or start a new design, consider these 4 common airport WiFi problems:

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[VIDEO] WiFi Minute: 6 Steps to PROTECT Your Business Against a RANSOMWARE ATTACK
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[VIDEO] WiFi Minute: 6 Steps to PROTECT Your Business Against a RANSOMWARE ATTACK

Just like devices and applications, new network security threats are popping up all the time--causing massive problems for both businesses and their end-users. One of the more notable types of malicious attacks that have dominated the headlines this year is ransomware. In this week's episode, we outline six steps that will protect your business from a ransomware attack.

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How Do I Secure My Network to Support the Internet of Things? [Video]
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How Do I Secure My Network to Support the Internet of Things? [Video]

The internet of things is a hot topic within every industry today, and for good reason. The IoT offers numerous opportunities and benefits such as decreasing operational costs and increasing productivity and efficiency. However, there's one glaring challenge that has to be addressed and that's how do you secure the IoT? In this week's episode we explain the four features your network will need to ensure proper IoT security.

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Do You Need Network Access Control? 10 Questions To Ask Yourself
Mobility Security

Do You Need Network Access Control? 10 Questions To Ask Yourself

Mobile devices are an indispensable tool in both our personal lives as well as our professional lives today. With an endless amount of new applications and devices coming out every year, employees, guests, students, faculty, administrators etc expect to be able to use their mobile devices to access the network from anywhere at any time. With many IT departments being outpaced by user demand, they need an answer to help them keep up. 

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Healthcare Ransomware: The Threat You Should Be Concerned About [Infographic]
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Healthcare Ransomware: The Threat You Should Be Concerned About [Infographic]

Did you know that more than 80 percent of healthcare providers spend less than 6% of their total IT budgets on security, and that more than 50% actually admit to that number being less than 3%! According to a recent study by HIMSS Analytics and Symantec, the alarming stats don’t stop there, with almost 75% of the 100 health IT decision-makers surveyed saying security is rarely talked about at board meetings, and typically only by request. This lack of preparation and lack of strategic importance when it comes to cybersecurity makes it far too obvious why hackers are targeting healthcare organizations more and more.

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How Healthcare IT Can Solve Today’s Mobility and Access Challenges
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How Healthcare IT Can Solve Today’s Mobility and Access Challenges

Did you know that 80% of healthcare facilities employ traveling nurses, and that doctors today are more like independent contractors working at multiple hospitals in their local regions? Combined with the staggering growth of connected devices (BYOD and IoT), tougher regulations, and increasing competition, healthcare IT teams are faced with some serious security problems.

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Why is a Captive Portal Important for Wireless Guest Access?
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Why is a Captive Portal Important for Wireless Guest Access?

Have you logged onto a public Wi-Fi network in a Starbucks or Panera Bread recently? If you have, you’ve seen a log on page otherwise known as a “captive portal” page. It looks like a standard webpage and most people click through the log on process without giving it much thought. But there are some really important things captive portal pages do that you need to understand if you’re the one offering free wireless guest access.

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The Lack of BYOD Security Policies: What's Happening and What Businesses Can Do
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The Lack of BYOD Security Policies: What's Happening and What Businesses Can Do

BYOD isn't a new concept, so why do so many enterprise wireless networks lack the necessary security policies to safely support it? A recent survey conducted by Champion Solutions Group, found that out of 447 businesses that both varied in size and vertical market, over one-half of them didn't have a formal BYOD policy and over a quarter admitted they do not have a proper security approach to supporting BYOD. This is rather concerning considering it's expected that one out of every two businesses will not be able to provide devices to their employees by 2017.

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5 Major Cybersecurity Trends You Should be Prepared for in 2016
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5 Major Cybersecurity Trends You Should be Prepared for in 2016

With every new year comes new technologies, but that new tech also means new security threats. How prepared is your business's network for new cybersecurity threats in 2016? In 2015, IBM and the Ponemon Institute determined the average cost of a data breach to be $3.79 million. We saw plenty of major companies find themselves vulnerable to hackers and data breaches throughout last year, and as data grows, so will the threats.

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4 Common Reasons Hospital Wireless Networks Are An Easy Target For Cyber Attacks
Strategy Security

4 Common Reasons Hospital Wireless Networks Are An Easy Target For Cyber Attacks

Hospitals and clinics have long been sitting on a data-filled gold mine, with electronic health records (patient data) as the black-market’s highest currency today. In fact, according to the 2015 KPMG Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey, 81% of health care CIOs reveal that their data has been compromised by either botnet, malware or some other sort of attack at least once in the past two years. And half of these IT executives feel insecure about their current ability to prevent future data breaches. But with all your efforts to secure your network, have you considered that the weakest link might be you?

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Is Your School Wi-Fi Network Ready for a Data Breach? 4 Tips to Prepare
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Is Your School Wi-Fi Network Ready for a Data Breach? 4 Tips to Prepare

As security is an ever-growing concern when it comes to using technology in the classroom today, it must evolve to keep up with threats, while remaining as user-friendly as possible. However, while wireless network security tools are increasing in effectiveness so too are the potential data risks. Threats to your school's network are becoming more complex, and more abundant thanks to the increasing amount of mobile devices and other connected gateways hackers look to exploit. 

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4 Smart Ways To Secure Guest Wireless Access To Your Business Network
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4 Smart Ways To Secure Guest Wireless Access To Your Business Network

Many businesses today are scrambling to support the increasing demand for safer and faster guest wireless access to their networks. Wifi users today expect a certain level of access, you can't just throw up some access points anymore and call it a day, you need to deliver an experience to your users that enables mobility and security for both them and your organization.

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