In 2011, there were a reported 314,000 Internet crimes across the planet, with 90% of them coming from the United States. To combat this, the US Government has passed an act called the Communication Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) that allows federal agencies to monitor all telephone, VoIP, and broadband Internet traffic. From 2004-2007, this has led to a 62% growth in the number of wiretaps performed and a $39 million investment on its DCSNet system, which basically collects and analyzes communication data.
The penalties for not being compliant can result in $10,000 a day. In addition to that compliance, a business would also need to be PCI complaint. Created by the major credit card companies, this is a standard that all businesses need to adhere to if they accept, transmit, or store credit card information. If not, they could be charged half a million dollars per breach in fines.
In choosing a service provider that provides both legal indemnification and network authentication, the business can protect themselves from intruders of any kind. Not only can the technology verify devices and people, but it can also hold people accountable for their actions, shielding businesses from any sort of liability. A managed Wi-Fi service saves businesses time and hassle.
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