The use of wireless technology in our personal lives has become almost commonplace with the proliferation of cell phones, personal digital assistants and wireless PC modems. Our demand for anytime, anywhere communications and access to information is quickly spreading to the workplace. Wireless local area networks (WLANs) and Wi-Fi “hot spots” are sprouting up everywhere, yet many individuals and organizations fail to fully understand the security risks of this inherently open technology and expose their systems unnecessarily.
This publication is intended to help government enterprises make informed decisions about wireless technology and guide IT professionals through the opportunities and challenges of working in the wireless world. It highlights key issues such as:
- wireless applications & uses
- wireless technology options
- wireless standards
- wireless security
- wireless network management & performance
- wireless installation & maintenance