Certification: GAWN

Certification:

GIAC Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks (GAWN)

Security Professionals that want to demonstrate they are qualified for IT systems hands-on roles with respect to security tasks. Candidates are required to demonstrate an understanding of information security beyond simple terminology and concepts.

See the GIAC website for additional details on the GAWN certification.

Exam Certification Objectives
Objectives Objective Outcome Statement
802.11 Fuzzing Attacks The candidate will be able to perform basic fuzzing attacks.
Attacking Weak Encryption The candidate will be familiar with weak encryption methods including WEP and how to attack and secure them.
Bluetooth Attacks The candidate will be familiar with the structure, uses and weaknesses of Bluetooth.
Bluetooth Low Energy Attacks The candidate will demonstrate understanding of how changes to Bluetooth Low Energy affect security, and methods to test, inspect, and audit Bluetooth Low Energy data in transit.
Bridging the Air Gap The candidate will be able to use a compromised wireless system to further compromise a wired network.
DECT The candidate will be familiar with DECT including how to attack and secure it.
DoS on Wireless Networks The candidate will be able to perform and defend against common DoS attacks.
High-Frequency RFID Attacks The candidate will demonstrate understanding of RFID tracking techniques, and how to exploit mid to long-range RFID applications.
Hotspots The candidate will be familiar with the identification and auditing of hotspots.
Low-Frequency RFID Attacks The candidate will demonstrate understanding of short-range, Low Frequency (LF) RFID attacks, including impersonation and cloning of Low-Frequency RFID tags.
NFC The candidate will demonstrate understanding of Near Field Communications (NFC) and how it uses consistent data protocols to exchange data bidirectionally for uses in payment systems, and generic data transfers.
Practical SDR Attacks The candidate will be familiar with the common implementations of wireless protocols and how SDR projects can identify failures in the overall implementation of those protocols.
Rogue Networks The candidate will understand how to identify and protect against rogue networks.
Sniffing Wireless The candidate will be capable of capturing wireless traffic.
Wireless Basics The candidate will be familiar with common wireless threats as well as current wireless network standards.
Wireless Client Attacks The candidate will demonstrate understanding of wireless client vulnerabilities, including hotspot injection, weaknesses in wireless client segmentation or public secure packet forwarding, and the preferred network list on client systems.
WPA2 The candidate will be familiar with WPA2 including how to attack and secure it.
Zigbee The candidate will be familiar with Zigbee including how to attack and secure it.