by Ken Cutler - CISSP, CISA, Vice President, Curriculum Development & Professional Services, MIS Training Institute; Principal Consultant, Ken Cutler & Associates - Tuesday, 16 September 2003.
* Perform periodic audits, including traditional physical security and technical vulnerability tests of wireless gateways and access points, and employ discovery audits using tools such as the freeware Netstumbler and Kismet in addition to commercial products such as WildPackets AiroPeek, AirMagnet Wireless Analyzers, and ISS Wireless Network Scanner. A growing number of commercial and freeware wireless LAN detection and testing tools are now being used on highly portable handheld computers such as the Sharp Zaurus and the Compaq Ipaq. Prominent network vulnerability testing tools such as the Internet Security Systems Internet Scanner have also recently added tests to locate and probe the security of known and unknown wireless network components.
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