1st Edition

Security of Mobile Communications

By Noureddine Boudriga Copyright 2009
    646 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    646 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    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.

    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. 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. 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. PROTECTION TECHNIQUES FOR MOBILE APPLICATIONS. Security of Mobile Payments. Security of Mobile Voice Communications. Security of Multimedia Communications.


    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.