Enforcing a “no hot-spot” policy using HackHunter Pursuit

Many organizations have a “no hotspot” policy for their staff, where creating a WiFi access point or “hotspot” with their phone is banned to stop staff circumventing corporate security.

A Government department used the HackHunter Pursuit to find mobile hotspots in the office.

Their Existing Method

Visual audit.

The Trial

The HackHunter Pursuit was used to perform a WiFi audit of their office.

So what happened?

During the audit they found a mobile hotspot easily and could see straight away that the hotspot shouldn’t be there.

They could also see all the devices connected to the hotspot.

The evidence made it easy for them to speak with the staff member and reinforce that their actions were not suitable for the workplace.

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