It’s almost impossible to run a warehouse or distribution center without the assistance of technology and partnerships with key suppliers. While this combination comes with a host of benefits, it’s not without some security risks.
Computers, networks, and handheld devices all come to mind when you consider the security of your operations. But what about your printers? Are they at risk of cyberattack?
It’s a common misconception that anything wireless is unsafe. Sure, data breaches and hackers are out there and want to steal information. But they generally look for easy targets. Provided your business isn’t one of them, your wireless network and its connected solutions should be safe.
But just how safe will it be? Here is what you need to know about wireless networks for business purposes and some best practices for making sure yours is as secure as possible.
In case you missed the news, a vulnerability has been discovered in the wi-fi WPA2 encryption standard. (Some reports refer to it as KRACK – Key Reinstallation Attack.)
If you or anyone at your business uses a smartphone, laptop, or IoT device connected to a Wi-Fi network using WPA2 encryption, the information sent over that network could be at risk. Researchers have found a bug that lets attackers “break” WPA2 – the encryption that protects most wireless networks – leaving data you send exposed.