Wi-Fi has been around for a long time, in fact, it was first introduced to consumers on September 21, 1997, and has been continually evolving resulting in faster speeds, further coverage and increased reliability. Wi-Fi uses radio waves to transmit data from your wireless router to your Wi-Fi enabled devices like your TV, smartphone, tablet, and computer. Because your devices communicate with each other over airwaves, personal information can become vulnerable to hackers, cyber-attacks, and other threats. Back in the day it was possible to hack into your neighbor’s wireless router just by using a simple script, however with the advent of improved security and encryption protocols, it is now harder to hack into wireless networks with strong passwords but still possible if someone has the time and resources to do so!
For companies, having a secure and robust Wi-Fi network is crucial. Usually at a business location there are two Wi-Fi networks in play. One, for the public which does not access the inside network and resources and another private network for employees. However, a private network can be compromised by an ex-employee who when in range of the office building can use your Wi-Fi for malicious attacks on your network. With bigger companies this means every time a staff member leaves the inside Wi-Fi password must be changed, this can prove cumbersome for an organization with many employees. The recommended option is to tie your inside Wi-Fi to your network authentication process, so when an employee leaves, disabling their account would also disable their access to the private Wi-Fi.
Myriad Information Technology Solutions can help you secure your business Wi-Fi to keep the network safe and seamless for users and administration. Contact Myriad ITS, our experienced team offer many tech solutions for your business to keep information secure and will help you fully utilize the available technology that can help your business grow.