Security of Mobile Communications

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Features

  • Provides an up-to-date analysis of typical attacks and viruses that a mobile communication system needs to protect against
  • Reviews the new mechanisms and standards implemented by GSM, 3G, WLAN, and ad hoc networks
  • Details architectures able to provide access control, authentication, and authorization
  • Explores security features related to IP mobility, mobile payments, multimedia applications, VoIP, and SIM-like cards
  • Addresses the roles of network operators, service providers, and customers in establishing secure mobile communications

Summary

The explosive demand for mobile communications is driving the development of wireless technology at an unprecedented pace. Unfortunately, this exceptional growth is also giving rise to a myriad of security issues at all levels—from subscriber to network operator to service provider.

Providing technicians and designers with a critical and comprehensive resource, Security of Mobile Communications brings together the policies, practices, and guidelines needed to identify and address the security issues related to today’s wireless sensor networks, satellite services, mobile e-services, and inter-system roaming and interconnecting systems. It details the major mobile standards for securing mobile communications and examines the architectures able to provide data confidentiality, authentication, integrity, and privacy in various wireless environments.

This book will serve as an invaluable resource for those looking to identify and ameliorate security issues. Professor Noureddine Boudriga, an internationally recognized authority, goes beyond analysis, standards, and guidelines to define the roles and responsibilities that network operators, service providers, and even customers need to fulfill to assure our mobile communications are as secure as they are prolific.

Table of Contents

Section I: Basic Techniques for Mobile Communications and Security
Threats, Hacking, and Viruses in Mobile Communications
Access Control and Authentication in Mobile Communications
Common Techniques for Mobile Communications Security
Smart Card Security: The SIM/USIM Case

Section II: Attack and Protection Techniques in Mobile Communication Networks
Security of GSM Networks
Security of 3G Networks
Wireless Local Area Network Security
Security of Ad Hoc Networks

Section III: Security of Network-Based Services in Mobile Communications
Inter-System Roaming and Internetworking Security
Securing Mobile Services
Security of Mobile Sensor Networks
Security of Satellite Services

Section IV: Protection Techniques for Mobile Applications
Security of Mobile Payments
Security of Mobile Voice Communications
Security of Multimedia Communications

Author Bio(s)

Professor Noureddine Boudriga is an internationally known scientist/academic. He received his Ph.D. in algebraic topology from the University of Paris (France) and his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Tunis (Tunisia). He is currently a professor of telecommunications at the University of Carthage, Tunisia, and the director of the Communication Networks and Security Research Laboratory (CNAS).

Dr. Boudriga is the recipient of the Tunisian Presidential Award in Science and Research (2004). He has served as the general director and founder of the Tunisian National Digital Certification Agency. He has been very actively involved in research and has authored or co-authored many chapters and books, including more than 250 published journal and conference papers. Prof. Boudriga is the President of the Tunisia Scientific Telecommunications Society.