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Calm down. There are definite dangers associated with wireless networking, but you hold the antidote in your hands. This guide, written by a respected security consultant, separates the genuine threats from the hype and hysteria. Then it tells you how to guard against virus attacks, hackers and crackers, rogue access points, drive-by downloads, sniffers, wardrivers, and other very real threats. By following the advice in these pages, you can make your Wi-Fi network as safe as it can be.
About the Author
Jack McCullough is founding consultant of Razorwire Information Security Consulting and a highly respected IT network and security expert. He has been the subject of frequent interviews with Ziff Davis Publications, Information Security Magazine, National Public Radio, and NBC new affiliates.
Caution! Wireless Networking—Preventing a Data Disaster
Caution! Wireless Networking: Preventing a Data Disaster
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About the Author
Jack McCullough is the managing director of Razorwire Information Security Consulting. His technical expertise includes wireless and wired networks, computer security, physical security, programming, cryptography, and technical curriculum development. Jack’s background includes ten years of experience in the IT field. He has held positions as IT director, operations manager, network administrator, programmer, and software trainer. A respected IT and security authority, he is frequently sought out for informational interviews by both broadcast and print media services.
Jack has authored books, magazine articles, and white papers on computer security; his written works have been translated into several languages. Many universities have used his books and white papers in information security courses, as have the governments of Australia, the Peoples Republic of China, Japan, Brazil, and Taiwan. Jack continues to actively research information security, discover new ways to exploit the weaknesses in networked systems, and determine best practices that enable the average computer user to address these threats in an efficient manner.
When he isn’t writing about or researching technology, Jack teaches karate and self-defense under the watchful eyes of Sensei Floyd Burk, and Sensei Martha Burk at the Alpine Karate Academy in Alpine, California, and practices writing about himself in third-person.
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