Detection of Rogue Access Points

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Mon Oct 15 15:05:44 UTC 2012


On Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:11:00 +1100, Karl Auer said:

> No-one has said this yet, so I will - why are people working around your
> normal network policies? This is often a sign of something lacking that
> people need in their daily work. You can often reduce this sort of
> "innocent thievery" down to a manageable minimum simply by making sure
> that people have the tools they need to work.
>
> Sometimes it's cheaper to give people what they want than to prevent
> them taking it. Maybe at least consider that as an option.

Amen to that - detecting rogue access points is one thing, but in order
to make the users stop doing it, you're going to need either a sufficiently
large carrot or a sufficiently large stick.  If you don't deploy at least one,
the problem *will* keep recurring.
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