Wireless network connectivity is incredibly convenient, enabling quick network installation and configuration. Wireless networks also provide a convenient way for malicious attackers to gain access to your wireless network when the network is not properly secured.
Network security is made up of an underlying computer network infrastructure, the resources that make the network inaccessible from intruders and the policies of the network administrator. Together, these three parts come together as a whole to keep your network safe from hackers, or monitor other users of the network for security purposes.
While every major operating system has automated the connection process, there is still some ambiguity about what each type of encryption and authentication method will require from you. Find out what you need to know for each type of network so you don’t have to ask IT for help.