Chapter 10

Wireless Network Security

Chunming Rong*, Gansen Zhao, Liang Yan*, Erdal Cayirci* and Hongbing Cheng*,    *University of Stavanger, Norway,    Sun Yat-sen University, China

Wireless communications offer organizations and users many benefits such as portability and flexibility, increased productivity, and lower installation costs. Wireless technologies cover a broad range of differing capabilities oriented toward different uses and needs. This chapter classifies wireless network security threats into one of nine categories: Errors and omissions; fraud and theft committed by authorized or unauthorized users of the system; employee sabotage; loss of physical and infrastructure support; malicious hackers; industrial espionage; malicious ...

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