"Sniffing Packets To Protect Your 802.11
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2002
By Mr. Brian Mansfield
Founder & Chief Wireless Consultant
The Mansfield Group, LLC
Open to the Public. No fee. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Pub Talk begins at 6:00 p.m.
Security vulnerabilities inherent
within 802.11 networks are well documented. Hardware manufacturers,
software vendors, and standards groups are moving quickly to solve
these issues. 802.1x authentication, AES encryption, TKIP, MIC,
and EAP-TLS are just some of the security fixes companies are deploying
in order to safeguard their 802.11 networks. WLAN sniffers and 802.11
protocol analyzers represent important tools that help mitigate
security breaches against wireless LANs.
At this Pub, Mr. Mansfield will discuss the progress being made
in WLAN security, the solutions being deployed in the marketplace,
and the wireless LAN sniffer and protocol analyzer programs. Mr.
Mansfield will also give a demo of the packet sniffing programs.
Those who attend the Pub will benefit by receiving a special code
for a reduced fee for the May 16th Wireless LAN Security Workshop
in Burlingame (further information below).
ABOUT BRIAN MANSFIELD
Brian Mansfield is Founder and Chief Wireless Consultant for The
Mansfield Group, LLC. With ten years of product management experience,
he helps companies identify and deploy effective security solutions
for 802.11 networks. A graduate of the University of Illinois, birthplace
of the Mosaic browser, Mr. Mansfield is an Internet pioneer who
first started developing Web services in 1993. An active participant
in the IETF's EAP-TLS and Security Area Advisory Work Groups, Mr.
Mansfield closely monitors the evolving 802.11 security standards
under development by the IEEE's Task Group I.
ABOUT THE MANSFIELD GROUP, LLC
The Mansfield Group, LLC is a Silicon Valley-based wireless security
and hi-tech consulting firm. The Mansfield Group provides wireless
LAN security and integration services for the education, government,
and business sectors. With the proliferation of 802.11 networking,
The Mansfield Group helps companies protect private data and secure
access to their WLANs. Recent projects have included consumer pilot
programs testing 802.11 home networking and security services for
Cisco Systems, Invensys, and General Motors. Other companies that
The Mansfield Group has provided services to include Panasonic and
the California Department of Transportation, among others. In addition
to integration services, The Mansfield Group conducts wireless LAN
& 802.11 security workshops for wireless and IT professionals. These
workshops provide in-depth training and a live lab instruction for
deploying 802.11 security solutions.