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Enhance security and maintain privacy of mission-critical data, even when going wireless. This book covers 802.11 security for Windows, Linux, Macs, Palms, and other PDAs.
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Enhance security and maintain privacy of mission-critical data, even when going wireless. This book covers 802.11 security for Windows, Linux, Macs, Palms, and other PDAs.
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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071410731
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/22/2003
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to Wireless LAN Security Standards 1
Ch. 2 Technology 17
Ch. 3 Wireless LAN Security Factors 33
Ch. 4 Issues in Wireless Security 49
Ch. 5 The 802.11 Standard Defined 65
Ch. 6 802.11 Security Infrastructure 83
Ch. 7 802.11 Encryption: Wired Equivalent 99
Ch. 8 Unauthorized Access and Privacy 113
Ch. 9 Open System Authentication 131
Ch. 10 Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum 147
Ch. 11 Wi-Fi Equipment Issues 163
Ch. 12 Cross-Platform Wireless User Security 181
Ch. 13 Security Breach Vulnerabilities 197
Ch. 14 Access Control Schemes 215
Ch. 15 Wireless Laptop Users (PC and Mac) 231
Ch. 16 Administrative Security 247
Ch. 17 Security Issues for Wireless Applications (Wireless PDAs) 263
Ch. 18 The Future of Wi-Fi Security? 281
Index 299
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2003

    Excellent wireless security resource

    In my own opinion, this book was well written. It is simple and very informative. I recommend it to anyone who wants to get his/her feet wet in the WiFi security and/or its underlying technologies. The book has made me pick up great interest in wireless security.

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