Mah Police join hands with ISACA, FICCI for Wi-Fi security

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Mumbai, Sep 27 (UNI) Maharashtra police today joined hands with ISACA, IT governance association, and FICCI to secure Wi-Fi connections in the state, following several incidents of hacking of unsecured Wi-Fi connections by the terrorists to send threatening e-mails.

Speaking at a seminar organised by Welingkar Institute of Management here today, Avinash Kadam, former ISACA International vice-president, said the incidents of security breach by anti-social elements and use of unsecured Wi-Fi connections for sending terror e-mails had made Wi-Fi security a major concern these days.

He said ISACA will provide guidance and support to create awareness about the need for Wi-Fi security, providing companies an insight into various internationally recognised and adopted tools and programmes, providing adequate training to the IT professionals through CISA, CISM and CGEIT certifications.

The ISACA will also support Maharashtra Police with its huge bandwidth of expertise and key tools towards IT security management.

In the recent survey on Top Business/Technology Issues by ISACA, conducted in more than 95 countries, 81 per cent of respondents named information security management as a major concern, saying securing Personally Identifiable Information (PII) was a top concern facing business and technology executives.

The study also revealed that many enterprises are still not adequately prepared for disasters.

In the seminar, IT expert Vijay Mukhi made a demonstration with the help of four unsecured Wi-Fi routers and showed people how to secure them.

He also informed that as the first step toward Wi-Fi security, he had released a series of documents explaining the Dos and Don'ts of Wi-Fi security.


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