Bluetooth for Unclassified Use: A Risk Discussion for IT Decision Makers

Abstract: Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology found in many commercial devices used for computing, communication, and healthcare. The decision to add Bluetooth devices to an IT landscape must be based on well-informed consideration of the risks and benefits. Different types and implementations of Bluetooth devices may incur varying levels of risk, so a good Bluetooth policy likely lies somewhere between permitting all and prohibiting all Bluetooth devices. This document provides information about the operation of Bluetooth and the threats against it, and suggests questions that decision-makers can ask in order to identify the devices most likely to behave in accordance with a secure Bluetooth policy.

Date Published:

Last Reviewed: 29 October 2015

Identifier: TAM-15-201-RPT

Creator: Vulnerability Solutions

Dissemination Control: N/A

Length: 12 page(s)

Format: pdf

Type: Reference/Overview; Report

Tags: bluetooth