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CTS 180: Our Expectations for Mobility Field Day 4

Mobility Field Day offers the opportunity for vendors to present what they have been working on in front of a group of talented delegates. It usually generates really good conversations and interactions.

This year, Mobility Field Day will be taking place in Silicon Valley from August 14th to August 16th . The event is organized by a company called Gestalt IT.

Event website: https://techfieldday.com/event/mfd4/

Mobility Field Day

List of Delegates

List of Companies Presenting

Note: we didn’t talk about Cisco on the show since we recorded this episode before we knew that they were going to be presenting.

Our Overall Expectations

  • Talks around Wi-Fi 6 and its implementation
  • Talks around AI
  • Talks around ways to ease the monitoring and configuration of Wi-Fi networks
  • Hear about new products and solutions

Expectations from Aruba (HPE)

  • Presentation of their Wi-Fi 6 APs
  • Talks around the cloud-based solution
    • They released a new version of Aruba Central recently
    • It would be nice to hear more about it
  • Maybe talks around security
    • Clearpass to secure IOT
    • Clearpass to provide more visibility

Expectations from Cisco

Expectations from Fortinet

  • Don’t really know what to expect from Fortinet.
  • Maybe they will come with something new?
  • Will we be talking about Single Channel Architecture? Is it the end of it?
  • Will they be announcing new Wi-Fi 6 FortiAPs?

Expectations from Metageek

Expectations from Mist

  • We are pretty much sure they will be presenting their new Wi-Fi 6 APs
  • Curious to know about where they AI stand today (going to Bob’s interview on the show)
  • Would like to learn more about their growth (outside of the US)
  • Would like to see how the merge can empower them

Secret Company?

  • Seriously no idea who that can be…
  • Ideas
    • Other vendor: Ubiquiti? Everest Networks? 
    • Software company?

Let us know what are your expectations for the event in the comments.

Don’t forget to tune in and watch the event live at https://techfieldday.com/event/mfd4/.

CTS 155: Security beyond the fi

Security is much more than protecting the wireless frames over the air. We must also protect the infrastructure side, have proper segmentation, and ensure the right role based access. In this episode we speak with Chris Hinsz about security beyond Wi-Fi.

Securing wireless is much more than encryption. We have WPA2, upcoming WPA3 and OWE. But that’s done over the air and with 802.1X.

It goes beyond and into worrying over insecure IoT devices, stolen credentials, compromised employee devices, and more. These are all real security threats which have nothing to do with over-the-air encryption.

In this episode we talk about these security concerns and the pieces needed to secure wireless further:

  • Zero Trust Model
  • Strong segmentation
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Indication of compromise
  • IoT Visibility

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