How to Cheat at Securing a Wireless Network

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Wireless connectivity is now a reality in most businesses. Yet by its nature, wireless networks are the most difficult to secure and are often the favorite target of intruders. This book provides the busy network administrator with best-practice solutions to securing the wireless network

With the increased demand for mobile connectivity and the decrease in cost and in the time required for installation, wireless network connections will make up...

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Overview

Wireless connectivity is now a reality in most businesses. Yet by its nature, wireless networks are the most difficult to secure and are often the favorite target of intruders. This book provides the busy network administrator with best-practice solutions to securing the wireless network

With the increased demand for mobile connectivity and the decrease in cost and in the time required for installation, wireless network connections will make up 20% of all corporate network connections by the end of 2006.

With this increase in usage comes a commensurate increase in the network’s vulnerability to intrusion. This book provides the typical network administrator with the basic tools and instruction they need to maintain a secure network while allowing acceptable access to users.

· A practical product and technology specific guideline to securing a wireless networks for the busy System Administrator
· Takes a simplified multi-layered approach into easily deployed plans for a straight forward understanding
· Does not bog you down with history, but offers practical useful information for today

By its nature, wireless networks are the most difficult to secure and are often the favorite target of intruders. The authors provide busy network administrators with best-practice solutions to address these threats and to maintain a secure and accessible wireless network.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597490870
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 9/21/2006
  • Series: How to Cheat Series
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Hurley is a Senior Penetration Tester in the Washington, DC area. He has more than 10 years of experience performing penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and general INFOSEC grunt work. He is the founder of the WorldWide WarDrive, a four-year project to assess the security posture of wireless networks deployed throughout the world. Chris was also the original organizer of the DEF CON WarDriving contest. He is the lead author of WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend (Syngress Publishing, ISBN: 19318360305). He has contributed to several other Syngress publications, including Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit (ISBN: 1-5974490210), Stealing the Network: How to Own an Identity (ISBN: 1597490067), InfoSec Career Hacking (ISBN: 1597490113), and OS X for Hackers at Heart (ISBN: 1597490407). He has a BS from Angelo State University in Computer Science and a whole bunch of certifications to make himself feel important.

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