Wireless Security

Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on ser­vices and ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons are in­crea­sin­gly le­ver­aging the wire­less me­di­um. Given this de­ve­lop­ment, the im­port­an­ce of in­for­ma­ti­on and net­work se­cu­ri­ty in the wire­less do­main grows. Pro­vi­ding se­cu­re com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on and net­work ser­vices in wire­less en­vi­ron­ments crea­tes chal­len­ges that often dif­fer con­s­i­der­a­b­ly from tra­di­tio­nal wired sys­tems.

After this cour­se, the stu­dents will be able to de­scri­be, clas­si­fy, and as­sess se­cu­ri­ty goals and at­tacks on wire­less com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on and in wire­less net­works. The stu­dents will be able to de­scri­be the se­cu­ri­ty ar­chi­tec­tu­res of dif­fe­rent wire­less sys­tems and net­works, in par­ti­cu­lar 802.?11, GSM/UMTS, GPS, RFID, ad hoc and sen­sor net­works. They will be able to re­a­son about se­cu­ri­ty pro­to­cols for wire­less net­works and can im­ple­ment cer­tain me­cha­nis­ms to se­cu­re them.


The first lecture will take place on Apr. 14th, 2015, at 10:15 in ID 04/445. The exercises sessions will start one week later.


The slides of the lecture and the material for the exercises will be provided on Mood­le. Information on how to access the Moodle pages will be provided in the first lecture.