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Securing Wireless Systems -- 'Build Your Own Security Lab: A Field Guide for Network Testing,' Chapter 9
Securing Wireless Systems, Chapter 9 of Build Your Own Security Lab: A Field Guide for Network Testing, discusses some wireless networking basics, and then moves on to methods used to attack and secure wireless systems. This 65-minute podcast brings you all of Chapter 9 in audio format.

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Affordable IPv6 upgrades are possible -- unless you wait
It may be time for an IPv6 upgrade, even for those enterprises that have amassed plenty of IPv4 addresses and don't have an immediate need to change. "Simply because you have sufficient address space today and … you are willing to pay a little extra money to manage your NAT and other translation devices, doesn't mean you'll be shielded from IPv6," said Chip Popoviciu, a technical leader with Cisco and co-author of the book Global IPv6 Strategies. "The way to look at IPv6 adoption is not what will I gain, but what can I lose."

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Going green: Recycling and energy-saving tips for mobile devices
Recycling and saving energy will not only save the earth, but will save you and your enterprise money. Learn how to go green with your enterprise mobile devices in this 10-minute podcast. Wireless mobility expert Craig Mathias talks about how to get a long battery life out of your mobile devices; how to energy save in network infrastructure; and how to recycle those pieces of technology once they've expired.

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Wireless hot spot security
While wireless LAN hot spots are a great convenience for today's mobile workforce, they also present a security risk when that workforce lacks some basic security know-how. As the networking pro at your company, you can help inform and arm your mobile workers against potential threats at hot spots. In this podcast featuring wireless expert Lisa Phifer's advice, you will learn what fake access points are and how to avoid them; get advice for how to keep your credit card numbers secure over wireless connections; and learn how to navigate wireless hot spots securely.

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Earn more money and further your networking career
If you've had questions about where to go in your networking career path -- whether they be about certification, training or going to school -- listen to what job and training expert Ed Tittel has to say about getting your foot in the door and earning more money down the road.

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Mobile management for the enterprise -- What we've learned
Mobile management in an enterprise environment includes such considerations as which employees qualify for mobile devices, controlling budgets, watching for future applications, and integrating network security into any mobile deployment. In this five-minute podcast, learn how mobile management is similar to the way it was back in 1989, and how it has changed. You'll also learn eight distinct responsibilities that fall within the job description of mobile manager.

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Mobile management

Networking Audiocast – The Tao of automated network management
Learn how the integration of network management tools is the first step toward an automated future, but depends on a proactive approach with providers. This 6-minute podcast was adapted from a tip by Richard Ptak.

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The Tao of automated network management

Networking Audiocast – Making performance management relevant
It may seem like business managers and networking staff speak two different languages, but ultimately your goals converge at keeping your business running at optimum levels. In this six-minute audiocast, learn four steps to help you translate network performance data into metrics the business guys can understand -- which will keep everyone happy, and ensure your job security.

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Performance management: Making it relevant

Networking Audiocast – Managing streaming protocols
Are your users tying up valuable bandwidth watching replays from last weekend's big game? To manage user access to streaming media, you first must understand the protocols that deliver streaming media across the network. This six minute audiocast explains how RTP, RTSP, RTCP and other protocols deliver streaming media -- and why merely blocking access may not keep unwanted streaming applications off your network.

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Networking Audiocast -- Power over Ethernet (PoE)
In this podcast, we discuss the emergence of Power over Ethernet and its many benefits to enterprise networks. We also include some expert comments about the technology from The Siemon Company's Carrie Higbie and Sam Bottros of Cisco Systems. Is the technology ready yet for mainstream adoption? Is it ready yet for your network? Time to find out! Download our PoE podcast today!

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Networking Audiocast -- Wireless LAN implementation
Implementing a WLAN is straightforward, but making sure it runs optimally can be challenging. Luckily, networking professionals can control and maintain their wireless networks by using well-known methodologies based on the OSI model. Here we outline a checklist of recommended activities for top-notch management of your WLAN and provide tips for providing a strong and reliable signal.

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Networking Audiocast – IPv6
In this broadcast, you will learn what IPv6 is, why you should care about it, and how it will affect information technology and your networking job in the future.

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This was first published in April 2008

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