SOURCE: AirTight Networks, Inc.

AirTight Networks, Inc.

October 26, 2010 08:00 ET

The Smartphone as Attacker: AirTight Demos SmartPots™ at CSI 2010 -- the Next Generation Wi-Fi Attacks

AirTight Also Hosting Live Demonstrations at CSI 2010 on October 28 -- How Easily Hackers Can Infiltrate a Network and How to Keep Them Out

WASHINGTON NATIONAL HARBOR, MD--(Marketwire - October 26, 2010) -  AirTight® Networks announced today it is hosting two sessions on wireless security at the CSI 2010 Conference held this week at Washington National Harbor, MD. CSI is the leading IT security management conference and the largest security event on the East Coast. The first presentation, "Wireless Tsunami: How to Hold onto Your Enterprise Security Perimeter," discusses research done by Gopinath KN, Director of Engineering, and Prabhash Dhyani, Sr. Wireless Security Researcher at AirTight, and deals with the smartphone as attacker -- an attack AirTight calls SmartPots™, a mobile Honeypot -- a very real threat to a Wi-Fi network. The session takes place on October 29th at 10:00 AM ET. This session is presented by Pravin Bhagwat, CTO of AirTight, and Gopinath KN.

"IT professionals concerned about smartphone security now have a new story to think about -- the smartphone as attacker rather than the victim of hackers. Our research demonstrates how a smartphone can easily compromise a WLAN," said Gopinath.

"Smartphone threats which were envisioned just a few years ago can now be reality. Indeed, the consumer-ization of wireless and its inevitable entry into the enterprise with employees mixing business and personal information on one device has created new security risks which need to be addressed. Our research addresses what new wireless intrusion and extrusion scenarios are possible because of this unprecedented convergence, what threats matter most and how to protect against them."

A second session on October 29, 11:15 AM ET titled, "How to De-DoS Your Wireless LANs" will be presented by Mr. Gopinath. Mission critical business applications running over wireless LANs (WLANs) are prone to layer-1 and layer-2 Wi-Fi Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. This session surveys the various tools and techniques available to fight layer-1 and layer-2 Wi-Fi DoS attacks and presents best practices to De-DoS your WLAN.

The company is also presenting live demonstrations throughout the day on October 28th of how easy it is for hackers to infiltrate your network and how AirTight's wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) detects and stops them cold. Attendees may pick up an invitation to these demonstrations at the AirTight CSI booth #200.

About AirTight
AirTight Networks is the global leader in wireless security and compliance solutions providing customers best-of-breed technology to automatically detect, classify, locate and block all current and emerging wireless threats. AirTight offers both the industry's leading wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) and the world's first wireless vulnerability management (WVM) security-as-a-service (SaaS). AirTight's award-winning solutions are used by customers globally in the financial, government, retail, manufacturing, transportation, education, health care, telecom, and technology industries. AirTight owns the seminal patents for wireless intrusion prevention technology with 16 U.S. patents and two international patents granted (UK and Australia), and more than 20 additional patents pending. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA. For more information please visit

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