Security considerations for handover schemes in mobile WiMAX networks

Junbeom Hur, Hyeongseop Shim, Pyung Kim, Hyunsoo Yoon, Nah Oak Song

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Abstract

IEEE 802.16e uses EAP-based authentication and key management for link layer security. Due to the lack of ability to support mobility, however, EAP-based key management becomes a principal impediment to the achievement of an efficient and secure handover in IEEE 802.16e mobile WiMAX networks. In this paper, an overview of the EAP-based handover procedures of the latest IEEE 802.16e standard is given and their security flaws are analyzed. Possible solutions for secure handover in IEEE 802.16e networks are also proposed in this paper. The proposed handover protocol guarantees a backward/forward secrecy while gives little burden over the previous handover protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCNC 2008 - IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2531-2536
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424419968
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2008 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2008 Mar 312008 Apr 3

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
ISSN (Print)1525-3511

Other

OtherIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period08/3/3108/4/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Hur, J., Shim, H., Kim, P., Yoon, H., & Song, N. O. (2008). Security considerations for handover schemes in mobile WiMAX networks. In WCNC 2008 - IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Conference Proceedings (pp. 2531-2536). [4489476] (IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/wcnc.2008.445