Praise for 'Real 802.11 Security: Wi-Fi Protected Access and 802.11i'

Praise for Real 802.11 Security: Wi-Fi Protected Access and 802.11i

Jon Edney and Bill Arbaugh are both recognized experts in the world of Wi-Fi security, and they both played a significant role in the development of the latest security standards. This book will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of Wi-Fi security, from the basics of why it's needed to implementation on your Wi-Fi network. It will provide you with the information you need to make the right security decisions in a way that is both easy to understand and enjoyable to read.

?Dennis Eaton, Chairman, Wi-Fi Alliance,

Real 802.11 Security provides clear descriptions of current and emerging security techniques. It will be extremely useful to product designers, network administrators, and advanced home users. The authors handle complex topics nicely, and offer significant clarification of IEEE draft standards. This book provides timely information about TKIP and CCMP which is critical to understanding wireless local area network security.

?Russ Housley, founder of Vigil Security, LLC and IETF Security Area Director

Edney and Arbaugh have done a remarkable job at laying out all the details in a clear and thorough manner. They don't hide any warts. This is certainly the definitive text on the internals of 802.11 security!

?John Viega, chief scientist, Secure Software, Inc., co-author of Building Secure Software

The approach of Real 802.11 Security will be useful for a wide audience: IT managers tasked with deploying WLAN, engineers keen to learn about WLAN security, as well as curious home users. The book keeps the exposition as straightforward as possible and enables readers to cut through the maze of acronyms, hacking tools, rumored weaknesses, and vague vendor security claims to make educated security decisions when purchasing or deploying WLAN. The authors are two of the leading experts on WLAN security, and I'm particularly excited to see them working together.

?Simon Blake-Wilson, Director of Information Security, BCI

The need is there for a good book on 802.11 security, and the authors have something to contribute. Real 802.11 Security is comprehensive and detailed without getting mired in the details. I like the writing and think the book will be helpful for anyone interested in wireless.

?Robert Bruen, Merrimack College

Real 802.11 Security is an enjoyable, informative and easy-to-read book about the intricacies of 802.11-based wireless security. If you want to know about the important issues surrounding 802.11-based wireless security, this book will definitely help you.

?Victor R. Garza, security consultant and author

Wi-Fi Wireless LANs are now commonplace in commerce, public places, and in the home, but their security flaws have received wide press. WPA and IEEE 802.11i will address these flaws, but people deploying wireless LANs need information to fully understand the security issues and have confidence in the available solutions. Real 802.11 Security fits this bill nicely. It brings together relevant topics and places them in context?explaining why the solutions being developed for WLAN security are as they are.

?Simon Black, security consultant

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