The clock is ticking! June 30, 2010 is the deadline for companies required to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) to eliminate any use of Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) on their networks. This outdated standard uses insecure cryptography and hackers have clearly demonstrated the ability to penetrate WEP networks in a matter of seconds. With the release of PCI DSS 1.2 in late 2008, the PCI Security Standards Council set forth three new requirements for organizations using wireless networks:
* Use strong encryption and authentication for all wireless networks.
* Do not deploy any new WEP networks.
* Decommission any existing WEP networks by June 30, 2010.