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NORS -- CSRIC Best Practices Result

CSRIC Best Practices Result

Detailed Information for the Best Practice: 9-8-8600

Number 9-8-8600
Priority Critical
Description Ad-hoc Wifi Policies: Service Providers and Network Operators should implement policies and practices that prohibit ad-hoc wireless networks. An ad-hoc wireless network is a peer-to-peer style network connecting multiple computers with no core infrastructure. They are not considered secure and are commonly associated with malicious activity.
Network Type(s) Wireless
Industry Role(s) Service Provider; Network Operator
Keyword(s) Cyber Security;
Reference/Comments http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-97/SP800-97.pdf