WPA3 will Enhance Wi-Fi Security

Abstract: On January 8th 2018, the Wi-Fi alliance announced new enhancements to Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) security specification and a new WPA3 security specification. Enhancements to WPA2 will include improvements in authentication, encryption, and configuration requirements. WPA3 will build on the WPA2 enhancements and will offer enhanced protection for Wi-Fi networks that use password-based authentication, improved privacy on open networks, mitigations against denial-of-service attacks, and will deliver stronger cryptographic strengths that comply with Commercial National Security Algorithm (CNSA) requirements. A mechanism to provision IoT devices with limited or no displays into the network will also be introduced along with WPA3.

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Last Reviewed: 28 June 2018

Dissemination Control: N/A

Length: 8 page(s)

Format: pdf

Type: Reference/Overview; Report

Tags: WiFi; Commercial National Security Algorithm Suite - CNSA Suite; IEEE 802.11