Wireless Security: Models, Threats, and Solutions

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9780071380386: Wireless Security: Models, Threats, and Solutions

This comprehensive guide catalogues and explains the full range of the security challenges involved in wireless communications. Experts Randall K. Nichols and Panos C. Lekkas lay out the vulnerabilities, response options, and real-world costs connected with wireless platforms and applications. Read this book to develop the background and skills to: recognize new and established threats to wireless systems; close gaps that threaten privacy, profits, and customer loyalty; replace temporary, fragmented, and partial solutions with more robust and durable answers; prepare for the boom in m-business; weigh platforms against characteristic attacks and protections; apply clear guidelines for the best solutions now and going forward; and assess today's protocol options and compensate for documented shortcomings. It is a comprehensive guide to the states-of-the-art. It includes: encryption algorithms you can use now; end-to-end hardware solutions and field programmable gate arrays; speech cryptology; authentication strategies and security protocols for wireless systems; infosec and infowar experience; and adding satellites to your security mix.

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REAL-WORLD WIRELESS SECURITY

This comprehensive guide catalogs and explains the full range of the security challenges involved in wireless communications. Experts Randall K. Nichols and Panos C. Lekkas lay out the vulnerabilities, response options, and real-world costs connected with wireless platforms and applications. Read this book to develop the background and skills to--


* Recognize new and established threats to wireless systems
* Close gaps that threaten privary, profits, and customer loyalty
* Replace temporary, fragmented, and partial solutions with more robust and durable answers
* Prepare for the boom in m-business
* Weigh platforms against characteristic attacks and protections
* Apply clear guidelines for the best solutions now and going forward
* Assess today's protocol options and compensate for documented shortcomings

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE STATE OF THE ART


* Encryption algorithms you can use now
* End-to-end hardware solutions and field programmable gate arrays
* Speech cryptology
* Authentication strategies and security protocols for wireless systems
* Infosec and infowar experience
* Adding satellites to your security mix

About the Author:

RANDALL NICHOLS is Vice President of Cryptography for TeleHubLink Corporation, where he directs development of embedded security solutions. He is Professor of Information Security at George Washington University and the author of four books on communications security, including McGraw-Hill's ICSA Guide to Cryptography.

PANOS LEKKAS is Chief Technology Officer and General Manager of Technology for TeleHubLink. Originally a VLSI designer, Mr. Lekkas worked for many years for IBM, where he was instrumental in the introduction of RISC architecture. Before joining TeleHubLink, he was President and CEO of wirelessEncryption.com, where he invented and developed telecom security.

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