Wireless Security Essentials: Defending Mobile Systems from Data Piracy / Edition 1

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As wireless device usage increases worldwide, so does the potential for malicious code attacks. In this timely book, a leading national authority on wireless security describes security risks inherent in current wireless technologies and standards, and schools readers in proven security measures they can take to minimize the chance of attacks to their systems.
* Russell Dean Vines is the coauthor of the bestselling security certification title, The CISSP Prep Guide (0-471-41356-9)
* Book focuses on identifying and minimizing vulnerabilities by implementing proven security methodologies, and provides readers with a solid working knowledge of wireless technology and Internet-connected mobile devices
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471209362
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/11/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

RUSSELL DEAN VINES is founder and President of The RDV Group Inc., a New York City-based security consulting services firm. His company is active in detecting, preventing, and solving security vulnerabilities for clients in government, finance, and new media organizations. Vines is also a frequent speaker on security issues and coauthor of the bestselling book The CISSP Prep Guide: Mastering the Ten Domains of Computer Security (Wiley).
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Table of Contents



Part I: Technology Essentials.

Chapter 1: Computing Technology.

Chapter 2: Wireless Theory.

Chapter 3: Wireless Reality.

Part II: Security Essentials.

Chapter 4: Security Concepts and Methodologies.

Chapter 5: Security Technologies.

Chapter 6: Threats and Solutions.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: A WLAN Exploitation Guide.

Appendix C: Using the Fluhrer, Mantin, and Shamir Attack to Break WEP.

Appendix D: NASA White Paper on the Wireless Firewall Gateway.

Appendix E: Referenced Documents and URLs.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2002

    Two Thumbs Up!

    Two thumbs up! In depth coverage, but easy to read. The fifteen pages of references gives an indication of the extent of research backing this book, not to mention the author's extensive background in computer security. I like the fact that each chapter stands on it's own - You can dive in wherever you like and sink your teeth into it. The well thought-out formatting and illustrations make it a breeze to navigate. Whether you're looking for a guide to wireless security, or for a reference book on the alphabet soup of protocols and standards, this book is the answer!

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