Mobile and Wireless Communications Security

Professors Christos Xenakis
Angeliki Panou
Course category OPT/SEC
Course ID DS-804
Credits 5
Lecture hours 3 hours
Lab hours 2 hours
Digital resources View on Aristarchus (Open e-Class)

Learning Outcomes

The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the concept of security in mobile / wireless communications. Mobile / wireless communications provide mobile users with a wide range of multimedia services that already exist for non-mobile users and stable networking, regardless of location. Along with new prospects, however, mobile / wireless communications raise new concerns about security issues.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to handle, apply and evaluate the security techniques and measures applied to mobile and wireless environments.

Course Contents

  • Wireless security
  • WLAN, IEEE 802.11
  • Authentication check on IEEE 802.11
  • RADIUS & EAP methods
  • IEEE 802.1x
  • WEP
  • IEEE 802.11i, WPA, WPA2 (TKIP, CCMP)

Recommended Readings

  • Zhang Y., Zheng J. & Ma M. (2008): Handbook of Research on Wireless Security, Information Science Reference.
  • Butty L. & Hubaux J.-P. (2007): Security and Cooperation in Wireless Networks: Thwarting Malicious and Selfish Behavior in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing, Cambridge University Press.