To be a wireless security expert, you need to have a comprehensive understanding of the technology, the threats, the exploits, and the defense techniques along with hands-on experience in evaluating and attacking wireless networks. This course takes an in-depth look at these fields, exposing you to wireless security threats through the eyes of an attacker. Using readily available and custom-developed tools, you'll navigate your way through the techniques attackers use to exploit WiFi networks, including attacks against WEP, WPA/WPA2, PEAP, TTLS, and other systems. We'll also examine the commonly overlooked threats associated with Bluetooth, WiMAX, and proprietary wireless systems. Using the SWAT toolkit, we'll back up the course content with hands-on labs and practical exercises designed to reinforce the concepts.
Using assessment and analysis techniques, this course will show you how to identify the threats that expose wireless technology and build on this knowledge to identify defensive techniques that can be used to protect wireless resources.
The SWAT Toolkit consists of:
* Powerful AirPcap TX wireless USB adapter for Windows and Linux systems
* USB Global Positioning System (GPS) adapter
* High-power Bluetooth interface
* All software and tools used in lab exercises
In terms of technical content, this course ranks up at the top for in-depth, comprehensive information about wireless security. However, you don't need to be an expert in wireless technology to succeed in this course. To help students consume the course content, I've written extensive notes for every topic, complete with review question and answer sections and recommendations for additional reading if you want to dig deeper. Many students comment that their favorite part about the course is the hands-on time, which makes up a significant part of the course. Classroom labs are written such that even if you have never used wireless technology or a Linux system before, you'll be able to complete all exercises, and reproduce your results against your own networks when you return to the office. Combined with the excellent SANS instructors, everyone can take this class and gain useful and valuable skills for attacking and defending wireless networks.