Security Issues in Wireless Networks

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Henric Johnson
Title: Security Issues in Wireless Networks
Conference name: The Promotion of Research in IT at New Universities and at University Colleges in Sweden
Year: 2001
Pagination: 75-77
City: Ronneby
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Department of Telecommunications and Signal Processing (Institutionen för telekommunikation och signalbehandling)
Department of Telecommunications and Signal Processing S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: In this paper I describe my research project in the area of wireless network security. Since in the area of wireless communication, information is propagated through the air instead of through wires, a number of new security risks occur when using the new wireless technologies. Research dealing with these risks and vulnerabilities is, however, rarely seen. Reports about hacker attacks against wireless networks is almost non-existent, but it is only a matter of time before serious attacks will target these systems. Therefore, security aspects of mobile networks 3G and 4G systems and wireless standards like Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), HiperLAN, Bluetooth and wireless LAN standard IEEE 802.11b are central standards of investigation in my research. The main questions, which my research project is concerned with, are whether it is possible to achieve end-to-end security in a wireless network, and, if so, to what costs.
Subject: Telecommunications\General
Telecommunications\Network Security