Wireless Security: Know It All


  • Praphul Chandra, Texas Instruments, Germantown, MD, USA
  • Dan Bensky, RF/Wireless Designer & Consultant
  • Tony Bradley, About.com Guide for Internet / Network Security, co-author of Hacker's Challenge 3 and author of Essential Computer Security
  • Chris Hurley, Chris Hurley is a Senior Penetration Tester in the Washington, DC area. He has more than 10 years of experience performing penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and general INFOSEC grunt work. He is the founder of the WorldWide WarDrive, a four-year project to assess the security posture of wireless networks deployed throughout the world. Chris was also the original organizer of the DEF CON WarDriving contest. He is the lead author of WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend (Syngress Publishing, ISBN: 19318360305). He has contributed to several other Syngress publications, including Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit (ISBN: 1-5974490210), Stealing the Network: How to Own an Identity (ISBN: 1597490067), InfoSec Career Hacking (ISBN: 1597490113), and OS X for Hackers at Heart (ISBN: 1597490407). He has a BS from Angelo State University in Computer Science and a whole bunch of certifications to make himself feel important.
  • Steve Rackley, Independent Consultant
  • John Rittinghouse, PhD, CISM, SVP, Professional Security Services at SecureInfo Corporation in San Antonio, TX
  • James Ransome, PhD, CISM, CISSP, James F. Ransome, Ph.D., CISSP, CISM,SVP, Managed Security Services
  • Timothy Stapko, Senior Software Engineer, Digi International, CA, USA.
  • George L Stefanek
  • Frank Thornton, Owner, Blackthorn Systems, New Hampshire, USA
  • Chris Lanthem, Security/Network Engineer for NSight Technologies, USA
  • Jon Wilson, Principal Consultant, The Dynamic Consultant, CA, USA

The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer's first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf!Communications engineers need to master a wide area of topics to excel. The Wireless Security Know It All covers every angle including Emerging Wireless Technologies and Security Issues, Wireless LAN and MAN Security, as well as Wireless Personal Area Networks.
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Communications Engineers; Electronics Engineers


Book information

  • Published: September 2008
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-529-6

Table of Contents

Today’s Wireless TechnologyWireless standards and topologiesNetwork componentsSelf-organizing networksWi-Fi networksCellular networks Security Definitions and ConceptsAttacks and risksSecurity monitoring and protocolsPerformance monitoringReportingSecurity standardsWireless encryptionWireless LAN and MAN SecuritySecurity concernsCounteracting risksApplication layer vulnerabilities and analysisData link vulnerabilities and analysisPhysical layer vulnerabilities and analysis802.11 security mechanismsWi-Fi Alliance security policiesWPA and WPA2WiMax security policiesWireless Personal Area NetworksBluetooth standards and security issuesSecurity risksCounteracting risksPerformance impactsStandard security mechanismsSecurity policiesWireless Handheld DevicesOverview of handheld security concernsSecurity requirementsCountermeasuresImpact on performanceSecurity standards and policies Emerging Wireless Technologies and Security IssuesWireless sensor networksWireless mesh networks