Department of Information & Communication Systems Engineering
University of the Aegean

Department of Information
& Communication Systems Engineering

Information & Communication Systems Security
Information Systems
Artificial Intelligence
Computer & Communication Systems
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Ασφάλεια Κινητών και Ασύρματων Δικτύων Επικοινωνιών

Title: Ασφάλεια Κινητών και Ασύρματων Δικτύων Επικοινωνιών
Lesson Code: 321-10753
Semester: 8
Theory Hours: 3
Lab Hours:
Faculty: Kambourakis Georgios
Content outline

Introduction to wireless networks security: Wired vs. wireless network security, categories of Threats and the OSI model, Vulnerabilities, Countermeasures, Security architectures. IEEE 802.11 standard security issues: Authentication and authorization mechanisms, Confidentiality and Integrity, pre-RSNA protocols (WEP), TSNs (TKIP), RSNA (802.11i), Key management, Threat analysis and case studies. Mobile networks security (3GPP): GSM/GPRS/UMTS/LTE security issues, Network access and Authentication mechanisms, Key hierarchy and administration, Encryption, Integrity and user Privacy, Inter and Intra-network security, classification of attacks.

Learning outcomes

This course covers the major security and privacy topics in wireless and mobile networking. The main learning objectives of this course are: To conceptualize the idiosyncrasies of wireless terrain in terms of security and privacy; to impart state-of-the-art technologies of wireless network security; to analyse the various categories of threats, vulnerabilities, countermeasures in the area of wireless and mobile networking; to familiarize students with the issues and technologies involved in designing a wireless system that is robust against attack; The course considers basic security topics and technologies in the following standards: 3GPP GSM/UMTS/LTE, IEEE 802.11. The emphasis is put on the security issues of MAC and upper layers. The aforementioned objectives are fulfilled through course lectures, paper readings, and projects.


321-3404 Information and Communication Systems Security.
321-9702 Computer Network Security and Privacy Enhancing Technologies.

Basic Textbooks

Kambourakis, G., Gritzalis, S., Katsikas, S., Wireless and Mobile Communication Networks Security: Security in Autonomous and Heterogeneous environments - Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11, 802.16, UMTS, 2006, Athens, Greece, Papasotiriou Pubs. (in Greek).

- Forsberg, D., Horn, G., Moeller, W. D., Niemi, V, LTE Security, Wiley, 2011.
- Niemi, V., Nyberg, K., UMTS Security, Wiley, 2003.
- Hardjono, T., Dondeti, L. R., Security in Wireless LANs and MANs, Artech House, 2005.
- Maxim, M., Pollino, D., Wireless Security, RSA Press, 2002.
- Osterhage, W., Wireless Security, CRC Press, 2011.
- Boudriga, N., Security of Mobile Communications, Auerbach Publications, 2009.
- Nakhjiri, M., AAA and Network Security for Mobile Access: Radius, Diameter, EAP, PKI and IP Mobility, Wiley, 2005.
- Aissi, S., Dabbous, N., Prasad, A. R., Security for Mobile Networks and Platforms, Artech House, 2006.
- Buttyan, L., Hubaux, J.-P., Security and Cooperation in Wireless Networks: Thwarting Malicious and Selfish Behavior in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
- Cayirci, E., Rong, C., Security in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, Wiley, 2009.
- Kambourakis G., Shabtai A., Kolias C., Damopoulos D. (Eds.), Intrusion Detection and Prevention for Mobile Ecosystems, CRC Press, 2017.

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Final exam, multiple choice, short-answer questions, problem solving.

Assessment/Grading Methods

Lectures, Project, Study.

Language of Instruction
Greek, English (for Erasmus students)
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