As technology have become more secure through continuous improvement of next generation firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IPS), and endpoint security, the attack service has been has been changed for atackers to focus on IoT (Internet of Things) as well as wireless networks. As a result wireless networks have become allot more attractive targets for malisous intent.
WHY PERFORM WIRELESS ASSESSMENTS?
As all aspects of of an organisation including the wired networks need to be pentested, the same amount of effort and security must be in place for wireless networks. Wireless networks poses a risk on its own as attackers can easily target such network from a distance. It is critical to understand not only the placement of wireless access points but also the security risk they pose from an encryption and vulnerability point of view.
As Guest wireless networks provide a certain funstionality within an organisation it can also pose a security and privacy risk and should be included in a wireless penetration test. The majority of organisations provide guest networks to allow non-employees including customers and guests to have access to the Internet without using the organistations corporate wireless network. If segmentation between them from the production/corporate networks is not implemented correctly it can opens your organization to accidental leakage of data, but also the possibility of giving bad actors access to internal resources.
It keeps sensitive personal information safe.
It helps satisfy compliance requirements.
Avoiding compromised corporate data.
Identify vulnerabilities in Wireless architecture.
Demonstrate security controls, justify security spending.