Among the security considerations, agencies should have two separate WiFi networks — one for employees and one for guests. They should have policies to determine the risk of having a laptop or other device connected to the network via WiFi and by a wire coming from the wall.
NIST recommends agencies should continuously monitor their wireless network for vulnerabilities and do periodic assessments of the technical requirements of the system.
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