Higher Education

CWSP Guide to Wireless Security, 1st Edition

  • Mark Ciampa Western Kentucky University
  • ISBN-10: 1418836370  |  ISBN-13: 9781418836375
  • 580 Pages
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $174.50



CWSP Guide to Wireless Security is a hands-on guide to defending wireless networks against attacks. This book prepares students for the Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP) certification from Planet3. Focusing on IEEE 802.11a/b/g/pre-n wireless local area networks, this book provides extensive coverage of the latest wireless attack tools and defenses, including IEEE 802.11i, WPA, WPA2, and WIPS, along with how to design and manage a secure wireless LAN. Material is reinforced with hands-on projects at the end of each chapter.

Features and Benefits

  • Maps completely to the Planet3 CWSP Certification exam, with in-depth coverage of all exam objectives
  • World of Wireless Security chapter opener provides real-world context and implementation of concepts presented
  • Features a chapter on wireless security policy
  • Designed for either classroom or online instruction, with step-by-step explanations for installing and configuring Cisco or Linksys equipment
  • Covers cutting-edge security equipment, real-life stories, and all CWSP certification objectives
  • Features extensive learning tools, including review questions, hands-on projects, and case projects, which allow students to practice the skills they learn

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Wireless Security
Chapter 2: Wireless LAN Vulnerabilities
Chapter 3: Passive Wireless Discovery
Chapter 4: Active Wireless Attacks
Chapter 5: WLAN Security Models
Chapter 6: Security In Wireless Devices
Chapter 7: Designing a Secure Wireless Network
Chapter 8: Secure Wireless Authentication
Chapter 9: Secure Wireless Transmission using VPN
Chapter 10: Monitoring the Wireless Network
Chapter 11: Wireless Security Policy
Chapter 12: Testing the Wireless Network

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mark Ciampa

Mark Ciampa is Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Previously, he served as Associate Professor and Director of Academic Computing for 20 years at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dr. Ciampa has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for the U.S. Postal Service, the Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service, and the University of Tennessee. He is also the author of many Cengage/Course Technology books, including Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals; CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs, 3e; CWSP Guide to Wireless Security; Guide to Wireless Communications; and Networking BASICS. He holds a PhD in digital communication systems from Indiana State University.