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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

As mobile and wireless technology is rapidly integrated into the daily business of human beings, security becomes a top priority. Thus, this subject will explore the security vulnerabilities in wireless networks and cover the fundamental concepts of confidentiality, integrity and availability. The following key concepts will be covered: Wireless LAN Security - Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), Authentication Servers (RADIUS), 802.11i security standard; Securing Ad-Hoc Networks - MAC layer misbehavior, secure routing protocols, types of attacks and solutions, key management, broadcast authentication, secure location discovery. This subject includes a hands-on laboratory component and a design project.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAbdun Mahmood

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites CSE5NEF

Co-requisites CSE5DNS

Incompatible subjectsN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse security vulnerabilities and legacy security protocols in wireless networks


02. Describe concepts of confidentiality, integrity and availability in wireless security


03. Articulate wireless security protocols such as WPA, RADIUS, 802.11i security standards in the context of wireless security


04. Describe secure routing protocols, broadcast authentication and key management in wireless networks


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