Security Tactics for Servers and Wireless Networks

W22 Wireless Sniffing for IT Pros (and Not Hackers!)

August 22nd, 2012

4:45pm - 6:00pm

Level: Intermediate Advanced

Avril Salter


Principal Technologist

Next Direction Technologies

The IT pro has a great variety of network monitoring tools and techniques available today. But many believe these are the tools of evildoers or spies. This session dispels the myth by showing how to use tools like Wireshark and NetStumbler to capture, analyze, and troubleshoot common wireless problems during everyday operations. Dr. Avril Salter and Mike Danseglio CISSP have been sniffing wireless networks and showing folks how to identify common traffic issues for years. In this session she will show you a number of examples of wireless problems including rogue access points and misconfigured Windows settings that broadcast sensitive data as well as more expected issues like nefarious intruders and audio and video streams overloading network capacity.

You will learn:

  • Learn how you can avoid the top 10 most common wireless network deployment problems
  • Identify rogue access points without deploying expensive sensor networks
  • Determine the cause of wireless network capacity limitations