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Secure E-Commerce / Wireless Networks

This solution explores the security threats faced by a company when implementing a wireless network. In particular, this solution utilizes a case study to explain the threats faced by the company and extrapolates on how the company can reduce the threats.

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Companies that implement wireless network have additional security concerns in addition to those that are encountered with the implementation of a traditional wired network. This is particularly true if the organization provides access to handheld devices and laptop computers. Like their wired counterparts, handheld devices face similar security threats as other networked devices, including man-in-the middle attacks, denial of service (DoS), and malicious code. In addition to the common security threats, handheld and mobile devices are subject to being lost, stolen, or tampered with as they are generally more exposed to environments outside the physical area under the organizations control.

Wireless networks provide hackers or those external to the company additional opportunities to gain unauthorized access to network resources, as it is not necessary to have physical access to gain network connectivity. For example, wireless networks that are not properly ...

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This solution explores the security threats faced by a company when implementing a wireless network. In particular, this solution utilizes a case study to explain the threats faced by the company and extrapolates on how the company can reduce the threats.

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