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April 2002

Secure reads: Wireless Security

In the computing industry, talk of wireless security is usually limited to a few specific topics: encryption, wireless LANs, WAP or maybe even Bluetooth. These are the subjects you'd expect to see covered by a book titled Wireless Security. This book, however, takes a far more comprehensive approach. Written more for telecommunications professionals than network admins, this book covers a broad range of wireless security topics, including cellphone networks, speech cryptology, satellite communication links and voice over IP. It even includes details on how to design more secure communications hardware using application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Wireless Security reads a lot like a college textbook, which is both a good and a bad thing. It's very detailed, with each chapter containing an extensive list of footnotes and citations. The authors take the time to explain the background of most subjects, so a reader encountering a technology for the first time can easily follow the...

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  • Secure reads: Wireless Security

    by  Randall K. Nichols & Panos C. Lekkas

    Wireless Security offers a detailed overview of wireless security topics and covers big-picture characteristics of today's wireless security technologies.