***** Security of Mobile Communications. By Noureddine Boudriga. CRC Press, www.crcpress.com; 630 pages; $99.95.
Securing communications, whether mobile or fixed-line, is a challenging task. Security of Mobile Communications is meant primarily for technicians and designers involved in architecting secure mobile solutions, but it provides detailed information on many aspects of communications security and would be valuable even to nontechnical security managers.
The book does an excellent job of explaining even the more complex topics presented in an effective and understandable way. The information is also provided in a clear, logical, and concise manner.
Chapters one through nine provide the reader with a grounding in overall concepts—such as basic mobile communications security, access control, attack and protection techniques, security of 3G networks, and wireless local area network security.
The remaining chapters gradually become more complex and will be of most use to secure communications designers and architects. Overall, the book is a valuable reference source that should be on the reference shelf of anyone who is involved in securing communications.
Reviewer: Ben Greer, CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), is a security consultant and proprietor of Lantern Consulting Group LLC, a provider of information assurance services. He is a member of the ASIS Information Technology Security Council. He is also a member of the Espionage Research Institute.