Legislating for wi-fi security

Officials in Westchester County, New York have recently attracted attention for their new law that requires businesses to secure their wi-fi hotspots. I’ve spoken before about the need for proper wireless security but, as usual, when businesses fail to take voluntary action sooner or later a regulator will pass a law to force them to act.

This is actually a pretty sensible law, but inevitably the reaction from many businesses will be to complain about the growing weight of legislation with which they have to comply. However, legislators all over the USA and elsewhere will be watching closely, so expect to see a spate of similar laws coming into force around the world soon.