Wireless communications have become indispensable part of our lives. The book deals with the security of such wireless communication. The technological background of these applications have been presented in detail. Special emphasis has been laid on the IEEE 802.11x-standards that have been developed for this technology. A major part of the book is devoted to security risks, encryption and authentication. Checklists have been provided to help IT administrators and security officers to achieve the maximum possible security in their installations, when using wireless technology.
This is the second edition of the book. The updates include the latest the IEEE 802.11-standard, an updated chapter on PDA, the increased relevance of smart phones and tablets, widespread use of WLAN with increased security risks.
Table of Contents
Weaknesses in Network Security
Objectives of a Security Strategy
Security Aspects concerning the Internet
WLAN Basic Principles
IEEE 802.11 Overview
Architecture and Components
Mobile Phones and WLAN
Threats and Protection
Special Case Blackberries
Connecting to the Network
Near Field Communication
Information and Communication Security
Emergency Management in Communication Networks
Emergency Management Systems
Requirements for Businesses
Training and Testing
Contents of an Emergency Concept (Documentation)
The Emergency Process
Wolfgang Osterhage was born in Hoerstel in 1948, brought up in Rheine, North-Rhine-Westfalia, Germany. He is married, with three adult children, and has been living in Wachtberg-Niederbachem near Bonn since 1989. He has a PhD in Physics and Information Technology and is the founder and owner of “numeric tech”, a consulting company specializing in IT-quality, IT-security, data migration, performance and scientific calculations. He is currently an associate lecturer at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany and is the Co-Editor of Windows Kompendium, WEKA Publishing Company,in Kissing, Germany and Open Journal of Communications and Software, Scientific Online Publishing.