Security has been a big concern since the time of our cave-dwelling ancestors. And today, it has never been more important. Wireless technology brings a real threat of attack to your networks, and if you want to safeguard your investments, you need to get your defenses established now! This book provides the means for doing just that. Stewart S. Miller provides a close look at some of the primary security factors and/or techniques that are necessary to protect your wireless network system.
The book starts with an introduction to pertinent standards and then deals with the technology, wireless LAN security factors, and overall issues in security. Miller covers 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b wireless networking standard) from several angles: unauthorized access and privacy, open system authentication, and a number of other topics of interest to the organization. This would include the use of wireless networks, wireless laptop users, security issues for wireless applications, and administrative security. He concludes with a look into his crystal ball at the future of Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) security.
The responsibility for providing and maintaining a security strategy and technology for wireless networks is enormous. This book is where you want to go for answers if you're shouldering that responsibility. John Vacca
John Vacca, the former computer security official (CSO) for NASA's space station program (Freedom), has written 38 books about advanced storage, computer security, and aerospace technology.