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Wireless Network Security

Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Wolfgang Osterhage

CRC Press

186 pages | 74 B/W Illus.

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Description

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

Preface

Introduction

Network Security

Introduction

Weaknesses in Network Security

Relevant Resources

Objectives of a Security Strategy

Security Aspects concerning the Internet

WLAN

WLAN Basic Principles

IEEE 802.11 Overview

Wireless Fidelity

WMAN

Key Terminology

Architecture and Components

Security Requirements

Recent Developments

Mobile Phones

Context

Basic Principles

Communication Protocols

Services

Mobile Phones and WLAN

Threats and Protection

Special Case Blackberries

VoIP

Security Check

Directive

Checklist

Bluetooth

Introduction

Technical Basics

System Topology

Connecting to the Network

Version

Security Aspects

Risk Potentials

Countermeasures

Checklist

Infra Red

Background

IrDA

Applications

Security Aspects

Checklist

Near Field Communication

Introduction

Technology

Specifications

Security Aspects

Conclusions

 

Security Policy

Introduction

Scope

Information and Communication Security

Physical Security

Documentation

Wireless Security

Summary

Emergency Management in Communication Networks

Emergency Management Systems

Standards

Requirements for Businesses

BCM Overview

Training and Testing

Contents of an Emergency Concept (Documentation)

Intermediate Conclusions

The Emergency Process

References

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM043000
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
COM053000
COMPUTERS / Security / General
COM059000
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering