The Non-geek Guide to Wireless Security

The Non-geek Guide to Wireless Security

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In today's wireless world, this eBook is essential reading. As the number of wireless devices increases worldwide, so they become more attractive to attackers. And it's the individual user who has to protect them. "The NON-Geek guide" identifies, in non-technical language, the key threats for each technology, and identifies the simple, practical solutions that you can deploy. It also provides dynamic links to the products and services that will help in the fight to protect your data and your communications against attackers. If you use a Cellphone, PDA or wireless laptop, you need this eBook today.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • IT Governance Publishing
  • Ely, United Kingdom
  • 1905356013
  • 9781905356010

Table of contents

Introduction 3 Information Security 3 1 Wireless networking 5 Wireless technologies 5 2 Bluetooth 7 Bluejacking 7 Bluebugging 8 Bluesnarfing 8 Pairing 9 Losing a Bluetooth device 10 3 Mobile telephony 11 Cellphones 11 Risks to Cellphones 12 Cellphone jammers 12 Cellphone loss 12 Tapping and hacking 14 Malware 15 SMS risks 16 4 PDAs and handheld computers 18 Infrared 18 Risks to PDAs 19 Theft or loss of a PDA 19 Malware 20 General security principles for PDAs 21 5 WiFi notebook computers 22 802.11 Family 22 NON-Geek Guide to wireless SECURITY Introduction War driving 23 Risks to wireless computers 24 Security basics for computers 25 Security on the move 25 Mobile backup 27 Summary: before setting out 29 6 Secure wireless LANs 30 Encryption 30 Authentication 30 Upgrading to WPA 31 Automated WPA network configuration 32 Network magic 32 Manual WPA network configuration 32 WiFi and HotSpot security 33 VPNs 34 7 Internet Cafes 36show more

About Alan Calder

Alan Calder is a businessman who, during many years of running companies of all sizes in both the public and private sectors, has grappled with geek-speak around computers and information security. He believes that information security is as fundamental to everyday sensible behaviour as household security. The truth is that it's the geeks who are advancing the capability of modern computing and, therefore, it is essential that everyone else understand what is going on and how, simply and pragmatically, to cope. Alan is a founder director of IT Governance Ltd (www.itgovernance.co.uk), a consultancy firm that helps company boards tackles IT governance, information security and risk management. The company operates a website (www.itgovernancesales.co.uk) through which it provides a range of information security tools, including prewritten policy and procedure templates and guidance manuals and tools for BS7799/ISO17799 implementations. It also provides a range of tools for corporate wireless security projects.show more