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Publication Citation: Protecting Wireless Local Area Networks

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Author(s): Shirley M. Radack; David R. Kuhn;
Title: Protecting Wireless Local Area Networks
Published: December 03, 2012
Abstract: This article summarizes the information that was presented in the February 2012 Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) bulletin, Guidelines for Securing Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). The bulletin, which was noted by WERB in February 2012, was based on NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-153, Guidelines for Securing Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs): Recommendations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The article summarizes the bulletin for a professional technical publication, and focuses on how organizations can implement sound security practices throughout the life cycles of their WLANs. Information is provided about access to SP 500-153, and to other NIST resources that are available to help organizations improve the security of wireless local area networks, the system development life cycle and the management of risks to systems.
Citation: IT Professional (IEEE)
Volume: 14
Issue: 6
Pages: pp. 59 - 61
Keywords: configuration management; cyber security; IEEE 802-11; information security; information technology (IT); local area networks; LAN; mobile technology; risk management; security assessments; security controls; security monitoring; threats; vulnerabilities; wireless communications; wireless devices; wireless local area networks; WLAN
Research Areas: Computer Security, Cybersecurity
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MITP.2012.110  (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)
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