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Special Publication 800-153, Guidelines for Securing Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs)
February 21, 2012

NIST announces the final release of Special Publication 800-153Guidelines for Securing Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). The purpose of this publication is to provide organizations with recommendations for improving the security configuration and monitoring of their IEEE 802.11 wireless local area networks (WLANs) and their devices connecting to those networks. Recommendations in SP 800-153 cover topics such as standardized WLAN security configurations, dual connected WLAN client devices, and security assessments and continuous monitoring. This publication supplements, and does not replace, other NIST publications on WLAN security.

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Created December 22, 2016, Updated June 22, 2020