Ban Wifi broadband & 4G in datacenters to protect against data leaks & unauthorized remote access
Posted on 2016-08-09
I've seen engrs who plug in a USB dongle or have a way of enabling wireless on Windows
servers to allow remote access or download patches as the servers are blocked from
Internet access by firewalls. Some servers (esp Linux) do not join AD, so can't enforce from GPO
Is there any datacenter or audit policy docs out there (NIST, SANS) which spells out that
4G/broadband Wifi should be banned including PDA phones which has 4G hotspots?
Can point me to links that provide such docs
If there is such a practice / audit best practices out there, how do datacenter auditors
go about scanning for the presence of such SSID (esp those that are non-broadcast)?
Within what vicinity should we ban such broadband Wifi / 4G ? 50m or what's the
usual distance these signals can't be connected to?