NIST SP 800-171 & CMMC 2.0 Control 3.1.16 Requirement:

Authorize wireless access prior to allowing such connections.

NIST SP 800-171 & CMMC 2.0 3.1.16 Requirement Explanation:

Access to your wireless networks need to be restricted. Authentication can be used to accomplish this.

Example NIST SP 800-171 & CMMC 2.0 3.1.16 Implementation:

You need to document your wireless access points in your hardware inventory list. You need to authorize the wireless connections to your network. This can be accomplished by requiring a password to connect to your network. You need to establish guidelines for wireless access to your network. Our information security policy and IT acceptable use policy templates help meet this requirement.

NIST SP 800-171 & CMMC 2.0 3.1.16 Scenario(s):

- Scenario 1:

A visitor comes to your facility and wants to access the WiFi. You connect him to the guest WiFi network because only your company devices are allowed on the corporate WiFi network.

- Scenario 2:

John, an employee at your company attempts to connect his personal laptop to your WiFi network. Because you have configured 802.1X authentication for your corporate network he is unable to connect his personal device to it.

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