SOLA: Lightweight Security for Access Control in IEEE 802.11

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Felix Wu, Henric Johnson, Arne A. Nilsson
Title: SOLA: Lightweight Security for Access Control in IEEE 802.11
Journal: IT Professional
Year: 2004
Volume: 6
Issue: 3
Pagination: 10-16
ISSN: 1520-9202
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Signal Processing (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för signalbehandling)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
Language: English
Abstract: The IEEE 802.11 wireless standard provides little support for secure access control. As a result, access control in IEEE 802.11 on a per packet basis requires a new and robust identity authentication protocol. The SOLA (Statistical One-Bit Lightweight Authentication) protocol is well suited in a wireless constrained environment because this protocol's communication overhead is extremely low: only one bit. Furthermore, SOLA fulfills the requirements of being secure, useful, cheap, and robust. The synchronization algorithm performs very well. SOLA also makes it easy to develop a framework to detect and respond to, for instance, denial-of-service attacks or an adversary who tries to guess the identity authentication bit for successive packets.
Subject: Telecommunications\General
Telecommunications\Network Security