securing IT systems

Wireless Internet

Small firms fail to secure Wi-Fi access

More than half of small firms are unable to tell who is accessing their wireless internet (Wi–Fi) network. Research from network security firm Napera found that 57% of small and medium–sized enterprises (SMEs) do not know who is accessing their network, while 20% allow guests to plug into their network without checking the security of their computers. Napera Networks EMEA vice–president Pierre Blom “By failing to enforce security, SMEs leave themselves open to attacks, which could see their networks or data compromised. It’s critical that organisations of all sizes protect themselves from any potential threats which could cost them millions.” “All businesses should have policies in place to identify and control who and what are accessing the networ... »