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Emerging Wireless Security Course by Tonex

emerging wireless security

The Emerging Wireless Security Course focuses on the challenges and vulnerabilities associated with wireless communications and provides participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively secure wireless systems. While wireless technology offers convenience, it often introduces security risks due to its inherent nature. This course shines a spotlight on the vulnerabilities in wireless systems and guides participants in identifying and implementing appropriate remediation strategies. From defense-in-depth approaches to building custom, high-security solutions, participants will gain practical insights into securing wireless networks.


The course is suitable for security professionals, network administrators, system engineers, and individuals responsible for securing wireless networks and systems. It is beneficial for professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in wireless security, particularly those involved in designing, implementing, or managing wireless networks. Prior knowledge of networking concepts and basic understanding of security principles is recommended.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the unique security challenges and trade-offs in wireless communications.
  • Perform wireless threat modeling and risk assessments.
  • Design and implement secure wireless network architectures.
  • Select and configure appropriate encryption protocols for wireless systems.
  • Identify and mitigate Wi-Fi vulnerabilities and secure access points.
  • Deploy and configure Wireless Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (WIDS/WIPS).
  • Implement secure wireless access control policies and mechanisms.
  • Conduct wireless penetration testing and vulnerability assessments.
  • Apply advanced wireless security techniques, such as securing mesh networks and IoT devices.
  • Develop remediation strategies and incident response plans for wireless security incidents.

Course Outline:

Introduction to Wireless Security

  • Overview of wireless communications and security implications
  • Challenges and trade-offs in wireless security design
  • Legal and regulatory considerations in wireless security

Wireless Threat Modeling and Risk Assessment

  • Understanding wireless threat landscape and potential risks
  • Identifying critical assets and vulnerabilities in wireless systems
  • Conducting risk assessments and prioritizing security measures

Wireless Network Architecture and Encryption Protocols

  • Design principles for secure wireless network architecture
  • Overview of common encryption protocols and their strengths/weaknesses
  • Implementing secure authentication and key management mechanisms

Wi-Fi Security and Vulnerabilities

  • Understanding Wi-Fi security standards (e.g., WPA2, WPA3)
  • Exploiting common Wi-Fi vulnerabilities and countermeasures
  • Configuring secure Wi-Fi networks and access points

Wireless Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (WIDS/WIPS)

  • Introduction to WIDS/WIPS technologies and their role in wireless security
  • Implementing WIDS/WIPS solutions for real-time threat detection
  • Responding to wireless security incidents and performing incident analysis

Secure Wireless Access Control

  • Designing secure wireless access control policies and mechanisms
  • Network segmentation and isolation techniques for wireless networks
  • Leveraging secure authentication mechanisms (e.g., EAP, 802.1X)

Wireless Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments

  • Planning and executing wireless penetration tests
  • Wireless vulnerability scanning and analysis tools
  • Reporting and remediating wireless security vulnerabilities

Advanced Wireless Security Techniques

  • Secure deployment of wireless mesh networks
  • Securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices in wireless networks
  • Best practices for securing emerging wireless technologies (e.g., 5G)

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