Does 802.11w (PMF) Break WIPS and Pose A Threat to Your Organization?

Robert Ferruolo

While mandatory Protected Management Frames (PMF / 802.11w) in WPA3 and OWE can help with mitigation of common disconnect and steering attacks, this development presents a huge challenge to WIPS as it enables bad actors to conduct more effective man in the middle (MiTM) attacks. In this talk we will dig into the unintended consequence of a very well meaning security feature and look at an innovative solution to the problem.