Wireless networks and security might be considered an oxymoron. Indeed it is hard to believe in security when it is so easy to access communication media such as wireless radio media. However, the research community in industry and ...
Author: Hakima Chaouchi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This book provides a thorough examination and analysis of cutting-edge research and security solutions in wireless and mobile networks. It begins with coverage of the basic security concepts and fundamentals which underpin and provide the knowledge necessary for understanding and evaluating security issues, challenges, and solutions. This material will be of invaluable use to all those working in the network security field, and especially to the many people entering the field. The next area of focus is on the security issues and available solutions associated with off-the-shelf wireless and mobile technologies such as Bluetooth, WiFi, WiMax, 2G, and 3G. There is coverage of the security techniques used to protect applications downloaded by mobile terminals through mobile cellular networks, and finally the book addresses security issues and solutions in emerging wireless and mobile technologies such as ad hoc and sensor networks, cellular 4G and IMS networks.
The book addresses how engineers, administrators, and others involved in the design and maintenance of wireless networks can achieve security while retaining the broadcast nature of the system, with all of its inherent harshness and ...
Author: Yi Qian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Receive comprehensive instruction on the fundamentals of wireless security from three leading international voices in the field Security in Wireless Communication Networks delivers a thorough grounding in wireless communication security. The distinguished authors pay particular attention to wireless specific issues, like authentication protocols for various wireless communication networks, encryption algorithms and integrity schemes on radio channels, lessons learned from designing secure wireless systems and standardization for security in wireless systems. The book addresses how engineers, administrators, and others involved in the design and maintenance of wireless networks can achieve security while retaining the broadcast nature of the system, with all of its inherent harshness and interference. Readers will learn: A comprehensive introduction to the background of wireless communication network security, including a broad overview of wireless communication networks, security services, the mathematics crucial to the subject, and cryptographic techniques An exploration of wireless local area network security, including Bluetooth security, Wi-Fi security, and body area network security An examination of wide area wireless network security, including treatments of 2G, 3G, and 4G Discussions of future development in wireless security, including 5G, and vehicular ad-hoc network security Perfect for undergraduate and graduate students in programs related to wireless communication, Security in Wireless Communication Networks will also earn a place in the libraries of professors, researchers, scientists, engineers, industry managers, consultants, and members of government security agencies who seek to improve their understanding of wireless security protocols and practices.
One important aspect of securing the wireless mobile future that must not be overlooked is that it will be a future of the everyman. The users will not be elite, will not be security (or even networking) specialists, will not be willing ...
Author: S. Kami Makki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book brings together a number of papers that represent seminal contributions underlying mobile and wireless network security and privacy. It provides a foundation for implementation and standardization as well as further research. The diverse topics and protocols described in this book give the reader a good idea of the current state-of-the-art technologies in mobile and wireless network security and privacy.
This book identifies vulnerabilities in the physical layer, the MAC layer, the IP layer, the transport layer, and the application layer, of wireless networks, and discusses ways to strengthen security mechanisms and services.
Author: Yang Xiao
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book identifies vulnerabilities in the physical layer, the MAC layer, the IP layer, the transport layer, and the application layer, of wireless networks, and discusses ways to strengthen security mechanisms and services. Topics covered include intrusion detection, secure PHY/MAC/routing protocols, attacks and prevention, immunization, key management, secure group communications and multicast, secure location services, monitoring and surveillance, anonymity, privacy, trust establishment/management, redundancy and security, and dependable wireless networking.
The security of cellular networks and communication systems tend to provide better security services, including the security protocols and security algorithms. However, there are security threats on the mobile equipments not caused by ...
Author: Lei Chen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Wireless Network Security Theories and Applications discusses the relevant security technologies, vulnerabilities, and potential threats, and introduces the corresponding security standards and protocols, as well as provides solutions to security concerns. Authors of each chapter in this book, mostly top researchers in relevant research fields in the U.S. and China, presented their research findings and results about the security of the following types of wireless networks: Wireless Cellular Networks, Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMANs), Bluetooth Networks and Communications, Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs), Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs), and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). The audience of this book may include professors, researchers, graduate students, and professionals in the areas of Wireless Networks, Network Security and Information Security, Information Privacy and Assurance, as well as Digital Forensics. Lei Chen is an Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State University, USA; Jiahuang Ji is an Associate Professor at Sam Houston State University, USA; Zihong Zhang is a Sr. software engineer at Jacobs Technology, USA under NASA contract.
The text closes with a look at the policies and procedures in place and a glimpse ahead at the future of wireless and mobile device security.
Author: Jim Doherty
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Discusses the history and evolution of wireless networks Explores the impact of wireless on the corporate world Focuses on 802.11 WLAN security in both the small office/home office world and for larger organizations Gives security solutions to the risks and vulnerabilities of mobile devices Reviews the mobile malware landscape and discusses mitigation strategies
This chapter classifies wireless network security threats into one of nine categories: Errors and omissions; fraud and theft committed by authorized or unauthorized users of the system; employee sabotage; loss of physical and infrastructure ...
Author: Chunming Rong
Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Wireless communications offer organizations and users many benefits such as portability and flexibility, increased productivity, and lower installation costs. Wireless technologies cover a broad range of differing capabilities oriented toward different uses and needs. This chapter classifies wireless network security threats into one of nine categories: Errors and omissions; fraud and theft committed by authorized or unauthorized users of the system; employee sabotage; loss of physical and infrastructure support; malicious hackers; industrial espionage; malicious code; foreign government espionage; and, threats to personal privacy. All of the preceding represent potential threats to wireless networks. However, the more immediate concerns for wireless communications are fraud and theft, malicious hackers, malicious code, and industrial and foreign espionage. Theft is likely to occur with wireless devices due to their portability. Authorized and unauthorized users of the system may commit fraud and theft; however, the former are more likely to carry out such acts. Since users of a system may know what resources a system has and the system security flaws, it is easier for them to commit fraud and theft. Malicious hackers, sometimes called crackers, are individuals who break into a system without authorization, usually for personal gain or to do harm. Malicious hackers are generally individuals from outside of an organization (although users within an organization can be a threat as well). Such hackers may gain access to the wireless network access point by eavesdropping on wireless device communications. Malicious code involves viruses, worms, Trojan horses, logic bombs, or other unwanted software that is designed to damage files or bring down a system. Industrial and foreign espionage involve gathering proprietary data from corporations or intelligence information from governments through eavesdropping. In wireless networks, the espionage threat stems from the relative ease in which eavesdropping can occur on radio transmissions. This chapter provides an overview of wireless networking security technologies most commonly used in an office environment and by the mobile workforce of today. Also, this chapter seeks to assist organizations in reducing the risks associated with 802.11 wireless LANs, cellular networks, wireless ad hoc networks and for ensuring security when using handheld devices.
Security Consideration for Handover Schemes in Mobile WiMAX Networks. Proceedings of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC '08), Las Vegas, NV, March, 2008. IEEE Standard 802.11i (2004).
Author: Jaydip Sen
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Cryptography will continue to play important roles in developing of new security solutions which will be in great demand with the advent of high-speed next-generation communication systems and networks. This book discusses some of the critical security challenges faced by today's computing world and provides insights to possible mechanisms to defend against these attacks. The book contains sixteen chapters which deal with security and privacy issues in computing and communication networks, quantum cryptography and the evolutionary concepts of cryptography and their applications like chaos-based cryptography and DNA cryptography. It will be useful for researchers, engineers, graduate and doctoral students working in cryptography and security related areas. It will also be useful for faculty members of graduate schools and universities.
This book presents selected up-to-date research on security in wireless and mobile environments, mainly WiFi and self-organized networks such as ad-hoc networks.
Author: Maryline Laurent-Maknavicius
Publisher: World Scientific
Wireless and mobile networks have undergone a tremendous evolution since their start. This was mainly motivated by the need for connectivity everywhere, as exemplified by the philosophy of OC always onOCO access. Mobile telephony was the first need felt by users, followed by the need for mobile Internet applications. Mobile telecommunications networks were the first concretization of mobile telephony, followed by a set of wireless technologies with or without embedded mobility and with or without infrastructure. Obviously, this large deployment of services over mobile and wireless networks is not easy from a network security point of view. This book presents selected up-to-date research on security in wireless and mobile environments, mainly WiFi and self-organized networks such as ad-hoc networks. The selected research work was peer-reviewed and presented at the Mobile and Wireless Networks Security (MWNS) 2008 Workshop in Singapore.