WLAN components must be FIPS 140-2 or FIPS 140-3 certified. (Cat II impact)
If the DoD WLAN components (WLAN AP, controller, or client) are not NIST FIPS 140-2/FIPS 140-3 (Cryptographic Module Validation Program, CMVP) certified, the WLAN system may not adequately protect sensitive unclassified DoD data from compromise during transmission.
Review the WLAN equipment specification and verify it is FIPS 140-2/3 (CMVP) certified for data in transit, including authentication credentials. If the WLAN equipment is not is FIPS 140-2/3 (CMVP) certified, this is a finding.
Use WLAN equipment that is FIPS 140-2/3 (CMVP) certified.
The information system authenticates organization-defined devices and/or types of devices before establishing a local, remote, and/or network connection using bidirectional authentication that is cryptographically based.
Cryptographic Bidirectional Authentication