|WLAN must use EAP-TLS.
|EAP-TLS provides strong cryptographic mutual authentication and key distribution services not found in other EAP methods, and thus provides significantly more protection against attacks than other...
|The WLAN inactive/idle session timeout must be set for 30 minutes or less.
|A WLAN session that never terminates due to inactivity may allow an opening for an adversary to highjack the session to obtain access to the network.
|The site must conduct continuous wireless Intrusion Detection System (IDS) scanning.
|DoD networks are at risk and DoD data could be compromised if wireless scanning is not conducted to identify unauthorized WLAN clients and access points connected to or attempting to connect to...
|Wireless access points and bridges must be placed in dedicated subnets outside the enclave's perimeter.
|If an adversary is able to compromise an access point or controller that is directly connected to an enclave network, the adversary can easily surveil and attack other devices from that beachhead....
|The network device must be configured to only permit management traffic that ingresses and egresses the out-of-band management (OOBM) interface.
|The OOBM access switch will connect to the management interface of the managed network elements. The management interface can be a true OOBM interface or a standard interface functioning as the...
|The network device must not be configured to have any feature enabled that calls home to the vendor.
|Call-home services will routinely send data such as configuration and diagnostic information to the vendor for routine or emergency analysis and troubleshooting. There is a risk that transmission...
|WLAN components must be Wi-Fi Alliance certified with WPA2 or WPA3.
|Wi-Fi Alliance certification ensures compliance with DoD interoperability requirements between various WLAN products.
|WLAN components must be FIPS 140-2 or FIPS 140-3 certified.
|If the DoD WLAN components (WLAN AP, controller, or client) are not NIST FIPS 140-2/FIPS 140-3 (Cryptographic Module Validation Program, CMVP) certified, the WLAN system may not adequately protect...
|WLAN EAP-TLS implementation must use certificate-based PKI authentication to connect to DoD networks.
|DoD certificate-based PKI authentication is strong, two-factor authentication that relies on carefully evaluated cryptographic modules. Implementations of EAP-TLS that are not integrated with...
|WLAN SSIDs must be changed from the manufacturer's default to a pseudo random word that does not identify the unit, base, organization, etc.
|An SSID identifying the unit, site, or purpose of the WLAN or that is set to the manufacturer default may cause an OPSEC vulnerability.
|WLAN signals must not be intercepted outside areas authorized for WLAN access.
|Most commercially available WLAN equipment is preconfigured for signal power appropriate to most applications of the WLAN equipment. In some cases, this may permit the signals to be received...