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Publication Citation: Establishing Wireless Robust Security Networks: A Guide to IEEE 802.11i

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Author(s): Sheila E. Frankel; Bernard Eydt; L Owens; Karen Kent Scarfone;
Title: Establishing Wireless Robust Security Networks: A Guide to IEEE 802.11i
Published: February 07, 2007
Abstract: This report provides readers with a detailed explanation of next generation 802.11 wireless security. It describes the inherently flawed Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and explains 802.11i's two-step approach (interim and long-term)to providing effective wireless security. It describes secure methods used to authenticate users in a wireless environment, and presents several sample case studies of wireless deployment. It also includes guidance on best practices for establishing secure wireless networks using the emerging Wi-Fi technology.
Citation: NIST SP - 800-97
Keywords: IEEE 802.11; network security; Wi-Fi; wireless local area network; wireless networking
Research Areas: Telcommunications/Wireless, Computer Security, Networking
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