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Audit Report: IG-0617

August 25, 2003

Security Over Wireless Networking Technologies

An increasing number of the Department of Energy's organizations are using wireless communications devices and networks. Such technologies enable the transmission of data without physical connection using radio frequency. Wireless technologies range from such complex systems as wireless local area networks, cell phones, and personal digital assistants to relatively simple devices that do not process or store information, such as wireless headphones, and microphones.