Date of Award

1-20-2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S.

Degree Program

Computer Science

Department

Computer Science

Major Professor

Richard III, Golden

Second Advisor

Chiu, Mong-Hsing

Third Advisor

Roussev, Vassil

Abstract

The convenience and low cost of 802.11-based Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) complemented with 802.1 X authentication has led to widespread deployment in the consumer, industrial and military sectors. The combination of wireless signals radiating further than the intended coverage area, flaws in 802.11's basic security mechanisms and vulnerabilities found in 802.1 X have been widely publicized. Military bases and navy ships are open targets for wireless attacks. Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS), provides an additional (external) layer of security by combining intrusion detection, fire walling, packet filtering and determining the physical location of the intruder.

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