Wi-Fi Security

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-01-22
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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By following this resource, corporations can go wireless and still protect mission-critical data. Top corporate security consultant Stewart Miller covers security for Windows, Linux, Macs, Palms, and other PDAs and shows how to prevent breaches caused by weak encryption protocols. * Review security approaches for the different standards currently competing for the U.S. market * Addresses data compromise, unauthorized access, and denial of service--all critical to WLAN users * Covers the 802.11 IEEE standard in regards to security, performance, and throughput * Discusses encryption and privacy through the WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) protocol

Author Biography

Stewart S. Miller has more than a decade of highly specialized technical security and privacy expertise. He has published 11 books in the computer field and over 1000 feature articles. Miller is the country's leading IT security and efficiency management expert. Known best as an executive senior consultant, Stewart has created market analysis/research for hundreds of leading Fortune 500 companies. Stewart has worked with major organizations including IBM and Ernst & Young; he is very well-known for his expertise with complex enterprise systems including SAP, J.D. Edwards, Baan, and PeopleSoft. He has demonstrated his leadership and communication skills as the keynote lecturer for the IBM/SAP Partnership and literally wrote the book on SAP R/3 Certification. Mr. Miller is known to be “the” industry leader as an efficiency expert in both science and technology because he has collectively saved his clients and users of his materials hundreds of millions of dollars. He is also an IBM Certified IT Security Consultant, charter member of the National Association of Science Writers, and has certifications in every module of SAP and PeopleSoft.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Wireless LAN Industry Security Standards
Technology Comparisons
Wireless LAN Security Factors
Issues in Wireless Security
The 802.11 Standard Defined
Wi-Fi Security Infrastructure
802.11 Encryption: Wired Equivalent Privacy
Unauthorized Access & Privacy
Open System Authentication
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
Limitations in Early 802.11b Equipment
Cross-Platform Wireless User Security
Security Breach Vulnerabilities
Access-control Schemes
Wireless Laptop Users (PC & MAC)
Administrative Security (Server Platforms)
Security Issues for Wireless Applications (Wireless PDAs)
The Future of Wi-Fi Security

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