Security in Wireless Systems

Security in Wireless Systems

Joseph Kizza (The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, USA) and Florence Migga Kizza (The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-379-1.ch013


Seeing wireless technology in action around us today, it is difficult to image that just about 20 years ago, the technology and the industry were still in their infancy. Wireless technology has grown in leaps and bounds in the last few years. It is also mind bogging to imagine what will happen to the technology in the next 10 years, if it keeps the current pace. Wireless technology is a new technology that started in the early 1970s. The rapid technological developments of the last 20 years have seen wireless technology as one of the fastest developing technologies of the communication industry. Because of its ability and potential to make us perform tasks while on the go and bring communication to areas where it would be impossible with traditional wired communication, wireless technology has been embraced by millions. There are varying predictions all pointing to a phenomenal growth of wireless technology and the industry. To meet these demands and expectations, comprehensive communication infrastructure based on wireless networking, technology based on wireless local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN) and Web, and industry based on wireless communication devices are being developed.

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