New Book "802.11 Security" Helps Defend Wireless Networks

OiReilly & Associates have released a new book titled, "802.11 Security." Written by Bob Fleck and Bruce Potter, the new book details the difficulties and solutions of creating secure wireless networks. The book covers topics ranging from 802.11 structure protocol to potential weak point attacks. According to OiReilly & Associates:

History is full of otiose attempts at security: the Great Wall of China, impregnable to blows but easily breached by bribe,
or the Maginot Line, doomed to failure because its designers didnit grasp the significance of defending against an army that was
increasingly mobile. Successful security ultimately depends not only on building a strong defense, but understanding the tactics of those you would defend against.

Wireless networks are fraught with new security challenges for users and network administrators alike. The lack of physical security, access to free auditing tools that double as attack tools, and the ability to monitor traffic without being noticed make wireless networks an easy target for malicious users. In OiReillyis just-released book "802.11 Security", authors Bruce Potter and Bob Fleck tackle the issues unique to wireless networking, covering the areas of risk and potential attack and the tools that can be used to successfully defend against them.

"802.11 Security" also covers:

  • Securing access points
  • Gateway security
  • SNMP monitoring
  • Denial of Service and Man-in-the-Middle attacks
  • VPN configuring and 802.1x, an authentication and authorization protocol that will become more important in future wireless network deployments

You can find more information about the "802.11 Security" book at the OiReilly & Associates Web site. "802.11 Security" is available for US$34.95.