Re: PCI DSS 11.1 - ".. deploying a wireless IDS/IPS..". Kismet+Snort?

This is probably a question for your PCI DSS CSA. They afterall make the real rules.

Sent from a mobile device. Apologies for any typos but they happen.

On 23 Apr 2009, at 23:04, Chris Waters <cwaters@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


It is also possible to meet the PCI 11.1 requirement by scanning the *wired* network looking for wireless access points. This is much easier to do and more practical that walk-around wireless audits using a laptop based tool. There is an open source project called RogueScanner ( I am one of the authors of---that is specifically designed for wired side discovery of APs.



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Subject: PCI DSS 11.1 - ".. deploying a wireless IDS/IPS..".

Hello, list!

There is requirement in PCI DSS v.1.2:

"...11.1 Test for the presence of wireless access points by using a
wireless analyzer at least quarterly or deploying a wireless IDS/ IPS to
identify all wireless devices in use..."

I made some research for open source wireless IDSs and results are not
I found some articles about using together Kismet and Snort but it
looks like not best soliution.
Air Snort project is dead.
What wireless IDS/IPS (especially opensource/free) do you use?

Тарас Иващенко (Taras Ivashchenko), OSCP
"Software is like sex: it's better when it's free." - Linus Torvalds

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