Cybersecurity for Manufacturing: Wireless Networks

Provided by: ToolingU

Common wireless networks used in manufacturing include wireless local area networks (WLANs) and wireless personal area networks (WPANs). Using WLAN technology can expose manufacturers to security risks not associated with wired networks, such as wardriving, piggybacking, and evil twin attack. Additionally, using older WPAN technology or outdated security protocols can allow criminal hackers to easily access digital information through wireless devices. Manufacturers using wireless technology should understand the risks and employ strategies to protect their wireless networks. After taking this course, users will understand a variety of wireless networking options and their general applications, the risks associated with these networks, and effective ways to make these networks more secure.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe wireless networks
  • Describe wireless local area networks
  • Distinguish between common wireless personal area networks used in smart manufacturing
  • Distinguish between wardriving and piggybacking
  • Identify common causes of wireless service interruptions
  • Describe evil twin attacks
  • Describe common security protocols used by WiFi networks
  • Describe various ways manufacturers can protect wireless networks.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for new & experienced leaders and managers preparing for the Industry 4.0.

Course ID


Skill Focus

Smart Technology



Employee Type

Leadership, Change Leaders

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

1.5 hrs



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