Title: Corporate wireless LAN security: threats and an effective security assessment framework for wireless information assurance

Authors: Young B. Choi, Jeffrey Muller, Christopher V. Kopek, Jennifer M. Makarsky

Addresses: Department of Computer Information Systems and Management Science, James Madison University, 800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807-0001, USA. ' Integrated Science and Technology and School of Media Arts and Design, James Madison University, 800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807-0001, USA. ' James Madison University, 800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807-0001, USA. ' James Madison University, 800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807-0001, USA

Abstract: In this paper, we propose the necessary steps in implementing strong WLAN security for companies using our visual security assessment framework for wireless information assurance. Through real case studies on the organisations with various security measures and by showing complete execution paths of our framework, we suggest the importance of continual assessment of the WLAN for strong corporate security assurance using our Corporate WLAN Security Assessment Framework.

Keywords: wireless local area network; WLAN; corporate wireless LAN; security; security assessment framework; wireless information assurance; wired equivalency privacy; WEP; WiFi protected access; WPA; virtual private network; VPN; 802.11b; 802.11i; mobile communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2006.008942

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2006 Vol.4 No.3, pp.266 - 290

Published online: 06 Feb 2006 *

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