SPOTLIGHT: Better safe than sorry


Do you own a business in Westchester County, NY? Do you use WLAN to handle sensitive customer or client information? Now you'd better make sure your network is secure against hackers or you will run afoul of the law. Westchester County and the city of White Plains have just passed a law that makes it illegal for a business not to take the necessary precautions to protect its wireless networks from accidental or deliberate abuse. Precautions range from internal firewalls to switching on a system to changing a network's SSID identifier, but they have to be taken. Officials believe their actions put more teeth into current computer security laws. Report

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