Security of Mobile Communications

Noureddine Boudriga

July 27, 2009 by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 630 Pages - 89 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849379413 - CAT# AU7941

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  • 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


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.


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