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eBook 6 Known Wi-Fi Threat

The 6 Known Wi-Fi Threat Categories

Targeting Your Business and How to Defend Against Them

While the list of potential Wi-Fi threats could go on forever, there are 6 known Wi-Fi threat categories that you need to protect your business against. In the next section, we’ll cover each of these categories, what they look like, how they work and a real-life example that could be taking place in your business right now.

Defending Against Wi-Fi Threats with a Trusted Wireless Environment

In a world with growing open Wi-Fi networks, Wi-Fi hackers are able to not only steal information but spread malware to computers on the network that could cost your businesses millions. You need a framework that empowers you to provide high-performing, yet secure Wi-Fi access to your customers and employees.

A Trusted Wireless Environment framework focuses on the three core pillars to enable the robust performance you want with the security you need. They are:

  1. Market-Leading Performance
  2. Scalable Management
  3. Verified Comprehensive Security

Let’s take a closer look at each of these, and what they mean for your business.

The 6 Wi-Fi Threat Categories Targeting Your Business

Evil Twin Access Point

Lures users to connect to it so as to spy on traffic, steal data and infect systems.

Misconfigured Access Point

Opens networks to attack as a result of configuration errors.

Rogue Access Point

Allows attackers to bypass perimeter security.

Rogue Client

Delivers malware payloads to the network after connecting to malicious access points.

Neighbor Access Point

Risks infection from connecting to other SSIDs while in range of the authorized access point.

Ad-Hoc Network

Uses peer-to-peer connections to evade security controls and risk exposure to malware.

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