Configuring a Secure Wireless Network


An unsecured network poses risk of internal and external compromises. Users in human resources typically transmit sensitive information across the network. The network should encrypt HR data in transit. 

Using the configurations and topology you added to the “WLAN Configuration Design Template” in Week Three, add security and segregate internal traffic. 

Secure the network to:

  • Minimize the risk of intrusions
  • Identify attempted intrusions
  • Limit visibility of HR traffic on the network

Modify the “WLAN Configuration Design Template” to include:

  • Configuration changes to the existing devices
  • Introduction of other devices required to meet security objectives

Create a 10- to 12-slide PowerPoint® presentation for management to explain from a security standpoint the changes you will make and the reasons for those changes. Include the following in the presentation:

  • Describe basic security concerns as they relate to wireless networks.
  • Assess the security vulnerabilities, including active protocols, to the unsecured network.
  • Describe your selection of devices added to the network and their role in meeting the security needs of the network to include a justification of the WIPS or WIDS and encryption method selection.
  • Determine how new devices changed the network design and affected configuration settings to include sensors used to monitor the network.
  • Provide a rationale for all of your choices.

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