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Week 8 Case Study Macgyver Duarte 1 Week 8 Case Study Macgyver D. Duarte November 25, 2015 ISSC Wireless Networks – Prof George Mikulski American Military University
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Week 8 Case Study Macgyver Duarte 2 Section 1.0 - Introduction WLAN technology is a rapidly growing and constantly changing industry. It also allows business to grow and increase productivity, accomplishing more things in one day than ever before. There are a few reasons why going wireless would help a business, those can include but not limited to, increased mobility, better access to information, and easier network expansion. There are some potential security concerns to be aware of when having a wireless network, those can include, but are not limited to, the following types of attacks: Access Control attacks, integrity attacks, and Availability attacks. The main fundamental of WLAN technology is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802 standard, more specifically 802.11. This lays down standards to include 12 different components of WLAN technology. Implementing technology can be as simple as plug and play, according to AT&T, and is comprised of 5 different types of equipment. Ensuring network security is plays an equally important role. Making sure no confidential information or any sort of personal information, to include employee records, are hacked and taken. There is different types of wireless networks that you can create, for example, a guest network and a business network, which can increase your security. Section 2.0 – Overview of WLAN A wireless network is extremely useful, whether you have one location or nine. According to the Cisco Systems Inc website, there are five reasons why companies should go wireless: Increased mobility and collaboration, Improved responsiveness, Better access to information, Easier network expansion, and Enhanced guest access. Increased mobility and collaboration is one of the most important characteristic of WLAN technology. With the GHS having nine different locations in the area, being able to share data between the locations quickly
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Week 8 Case Study Macgyver Duarte 3 and easily is key. A wireless network would allow all the areas to connect and allow different drives to be added. One network drive added would allow any computer, with granted access, to be able to connect to a drive. For example, a manager that works consistently at one location
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