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Everyone loves wireless -- especially hackers. It’s terrifying how insecure many wireless systems are “out of the box.” Fortunately, many of tomorrow’s most important wireless systems haven’t been built yet. It’s not too late to dramatically improve their security. This book will show you how.
The authors go far beyond the reactive “penetrate and patch” cycle that plagues current wired and wireless systems. Instead, they present a complete methodology for identifying potential vulnerabilities, analyzing mitigations and protections, and designing the best solutions into systems upfront, when they can do the most good. Much of this coverage takes the form of “whiteboard exercises” in which you systematically identify exactly what must be protected in each of six high-level wireless system components, and exactly whom it must be protected from.
The book presents security-oriented discussions of each key wireless platform, device, and development language -- including 802.11b, Bluetooth, WAP, PDAs, cell phones, and J2ME. With healthy skepticism, the authors also explore what can and can’t be accomplished with cryptography, or with commercial off-the-shelf solutions such as VPNs and biometrics.
The authors have implemented wireless and wired security for leading financial institutions -- as well as the U.S. Department of Justice and the CIA. Whether you’re a wireless systems developer, a security professional, or a business decision maker who wants to ask the right questions before committing to new wireless technologies, they can help you, too. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.