Organisations in the defence, government and law enforcement industries operate secure areas where all portable electronic devices are prohibited, including data centres.

This manages the risk of eavesdropping or security compromise.

These organisations need to locate WiFi which should not be in their environment (unauthorised WiFi) and investigate it to see if it should be there.

Their existing method

WiFi routers were used to detect unauthorised WiFi and alert the security team.

The trial

The Defence contractor trialled the HackHunter Pursuit tracker for one month in their environment.

They performed repeatable tests to detect unknown or unauthorised WiFi and locate the WiFi source for investigation.

So what happened?

During the trial unauthorised WiFi was located in the secure data centre.

The WiFi source was not detected by their high-end routers (HP Aruba).

On investigation, they located an unauthorised WiFi device in the data centre which was being used legitimately, but the network and security teams had not been informed.