Wireless Network Security A Beginner's Guide

Paperback | May 21, 2012

byTyler Wrightson

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Security Smarts for the Self-Guided IT Professional

Protect wireless networks against all real-world hacks by learning how hackers operate. Wireless Network Security: A Beginner's Guide discusses the many attack vectors that target wireless networks and clients--and explains how to identify and prevent them. Actual cases of attacks against WEP, WPA, and wireless clients and their defenses are included.

This practical resource reveals how intruders exploit vulnerabilities and gain access to wireless networks. You'll learn how to securely deploy WPA2 wireless networks, including WPA2-Enterprise using digital certificates forauthentication. The book provides techniques for dealing with wireless guest access and rogue access points. Next-generation wireless networking technologies, such as lightweight access points and cloud-based wirelesssolutions, are also discussed. Templates, checklists, and examples give you the hands-on help you need to get started right away.

Wireless Network Security: A Beginner's Guidefeatures:

  • Lingo--Common security terms defined so that you’rein the know on the job
  • IMHO--Frank and relevant opinions based on theauthor's years of industry experience
  • In Actual Practice--Exceptions to the rules of securityexplained in real-world contexts
  • Your Plan--Customizable checklists you can use onthe job now
  • Into Action--Tips on how, why, and when to applynew skills and techniques at work

    This is an excellent introduction to wireless security and their security implications. The technologies and tools are clearly presented with copious illustrations and the level of presentation will accommodate the wireless security neophyte while not boring a mid-level expert to tears. If the reader invests the time and resources in building a lab to follow along with the text, s/he will develop a solid, basic understanding of what "wireless security" is and how it can be implemented in practice. This is definitely a recommended read for its intended audience. - Richard Austin, IEEE CIPHER, IEEE Computer Society's TC on Security and Privacy (E109, July 23, 2012)

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Security Smarts for the Self-Guided IT ProfessionalProtect wireless networks against all real-world hacks by learning how hackers operate. Wireless Network Security: A Beginner's Guide discusses the many attack vectors that target wireless networks and clients--and explains how to identify and prevent them. Actual cases of attacks agai...

Tyler Wrightson, CISSP, CCSP, CCNA, CCDA, MCSE, is the founder and president of Leet Systems, a next-generation security service provider, and Frigdo.com, a free online events search engine. He is currently a senior security consultant for Integralis, Inc., where he specializes in offensive security engagements and penetration testi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 7.2 × 0.8 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780071760942

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Table of Contents

Part I: Wireless Foundations
Chapter 1. Introduction to the Wireless Security Mindset
Chapter 2. Wireless Tools and Gadgets

Part II: Know Thy Enemy
Chapter 3. Theory of Attacks on Wireless Networks
Chapter 4. Attacking Wireless Networks
Chapter 5. Attacking Wireless Clients

Part III: Real-World Wireless Security Defenses
Chapter 6. Theory of Defense for Securing Wireless Networks
Chapter 7. Understanding the WPA2-Enterprise with Certificates Architecture
Chapter 8. Deploying a WPA-Enterprise Network with Certificates
Chapter 9. Deploying Secure Wireless Networks
Chapter 10. Handling Wireless Guest Access
Chapter 11. Handling Rogue Access Points and the Future of Wireless Security

Appendix A: Introduction to Linux: The Wireless Engineer's Operating System of Choice