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Your 802.11 Wireless Network has No Clothes William A. Arbaugh

Summary: Your 802.11 Wireless Network has No Clothes
William A. Arbaugh
Narendar Shankar
Y.C. Justin Wan
Department of Computer Science
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742
March 30, 2001
The explosive growth in wireless networks over the last few years
resembles the rapid growth of the Internet within the last decade. Dur-
ing the beginning of the commercialization of the Internet, organiza-
tions and individuals connected without concern for the security of
their system or network. Over time, it became apparent that some
form of security was required to prevent outsiders from exploiting the
connected resources. To protect the internal resources, organizations
usually purchased and installed an Internet firewall.
We believe that the current wireless access points present a larger
security problem than the early Internet connections. A large number
of organizations, based on vendor literature, believe that the security


Source: Arbaugh, William A. - Institute for Advanced Computer Studies & Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland at College Park
Ramkumar, Mahalingam - Department of Computer Science, Mississippi State University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences