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CSE 713: Seminar: Wireless Networks Security - Principles and Practices

This page refers to the Spring 2017 offering of CSE 713 only. The information on this page does not necessarily apply to every offering of CSE 713.

Spring 2017


Overview of Security Issues in Wireless Networks, WEP Security, WPA and RSN, Security of MANETs, Security of Sensor Networks, Wireless Mesh Networks and Security, Trust in Wireless Networks, Vehicular Networks Security, Smart Grid Security and Security of Internet of Things (IoT).

Wireless networking/computing is becoming increasingly popular. However due to power, size and bandwidth limitations, the network and security management of wireless nodes has become fragile. As a starting point, wireless networks have adopted many security mechanisms from the wired world. But due to the inherent limitations, they are more vulnerable to attacks than the wired network. Threats like intercepting and unauthorized access to wireless traffic are prevalent these days. More mature solutions to the security problems demand the need for an understanding of the current technologies and the security flaws. The seminar will start with a sweeping overview of Wireless Networking, Security issues in Wireless Networks and the Challenges, Threats and Hacking Methodologies. We will then cover Routing Security in Mobile Ad hoc Networks, Sensor Networks Security (Attacks and Countermeasures), Robust Localization in Sensor Networks, Security in Wireless Mesh Networks, Trust issues in MANETs, and QoS-Aware MAC Protocols and their security implications. We will also look into Vehicular Networks Security, Smart Grid Security and Security of Internet of Things (IoT), depending upon the student interests and time.

A course on Computer Networks and basic knowledge of computer security. Some programming experience is essential.

Ph.D.: None.

M.S.: This course does not fulfill core area (depth) or core course (breadth) requirements.

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