• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

This course explains Wi-Fi security with a focus on implementing WPA2 to meet the growing demands for BYOD. The course begins with common wireless attacks, demonstrates how to detect these attacks, and describes the countermeasures to put in place to protect your network. Rogue access points, DoS, and use of public hotspots are covered. The course details the different security mechanisms defined in the 802.11 specifications, different encryption options, including risks associated with using WEP and TKIP, and the transition to AES. Take an in-depth look at the different authentication mechanisms, including MAC, 802.1x, and Web-based authentication. The course concludes with TKIP and CCMP message authentication, and the new 802.11w mechanism that protects management frames.  

Learning Objectives

  • Designing a BYOD Wireless Network Security Policy
  • Roaming Wireless Network Security Threats and Countermeasures
  • Enterprise Wireless Network Security Threats and Countermeasures
  • Using Encryption to Protect Data From Eavesdroppers
  • Wi-Fi Authentication for Protecting Access to Sensitive Systems
  • Alternative Mechanisms for Protecting Access to Wi-Fi Networks
  • Implementing Message Integrity to Protect Against Attacks

    Framework Connections

    The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.