Securing Wireless Networks - COMP9337

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Computer Science and Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: COMP9331.

Equivalent: COMP4337

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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As wireless technology emerges into the mainstream of the networking and communications markets, security becomes a top priority. This course will explore the security vulnerabilities in wireless networks and cover the fundamental concepts and advanced issues for building sensor networks. 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 misbehaviours, secure routing protocols, denial of service attacks, key management, broadcast authentication, secure location discovery, non-traditional security attacks and solutions. This course includes a hands-on laboratory component and a design project.
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