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Chapter 19. Securing Your Wi-Fi Network > How Real Is the Threat? - Pg. 257

257 Chapter 19. Securing Your Wi-Fi Network In this chapter · · · · · · Understanding the threat to wireless network security Creating a wireless security game plan Security levels and the steps to take Understanding firewalls Creating a VPN remote access server in Windows XP MAC filtering We live in a world that can seem increasingly dangerous both to human beings and their computers. Wi-Fi networks are very convenient, wonderful to use, and easy to deploy (as I explained in Part IV, "Creating a Wi-Fi Network"). But running a wireless network does pose a substantial security risk. This chapter will help you assess the risk that your wireless network poses, and create a game plan for dealing with these risks. I'll also show you how to work with some of the tools that can be used