Wireless Security and Cryptography: Specifications and Implementations

Nicolas Sklavos, Xinmiao Zhang

March 30, 2007 by CRC Press
Reference - 416 Pages - 114 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849387715 - CAT# 8771


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  • Gives detailed background and technical information on the latest and most widely used wireless protocols and technologies, including Bluetooth, RFID, and smart cards
  • Demonstrates how security specifications are implemented in silicon
  • Proposes flexible, practical hardware implementation platforms for the security layers and cryptography schemes of today's wireless protocols


As the use of wireless devices becomes widespread, so does the need for strong and secure transport protocols. Even with this intensified need for securing systems, using cryptography does not seem to be a viable solution due to difficulties in implementation. The security layers of many wireless protocols use outdated encryption algorithms, which have proven unsuitable for hardware usage, particularly with handheld devices.

Summarizing key issues involved in achieving desirable performance in security implementations, Wireless Security and Cryptography: Specifications and Implementations focuses on alternative integration approaches for wireless communication security. It gives an overview of the current security layer of wireless protocols and presents the performance characteristics of implementations in both software and hardware. This resource also presents efficient and novel methods to execute security schemes in wireless protocols with high performance. It provides the state of the art research trends in implementations of wireless protocol security for current and future wireless communications.

Unique in its coverage of specification and implementation concerns that include hardware design techniques, Wireless Security and Cryptography: Specifications and Implementations provides thorough coverage of wireless network security and recent research directions in the field.