Wireless network the weakest security link in enterprise IT infrastructure

A recent survey from global leader in high performance cyber security solutions, Fortinet reveals that wireless networks are the most vulnerable element of IT infrastructure. Nearly half (49%) of global respondents consisting of Information Technology decision makers (ITDMs) ranked wireless networks as the most exposed from a security standpoint, in contrast to just 29% for the core network.

Insufficient wireless security is also a concern for almost all (92%) of the CIOs polled in the Fortinet survey, which is hardly surprising given that more than one-third of the enterprise wireless networks for internal employees do not have the basic security function of authentication in place.