Title

Security issues of IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX)

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Information Science

RAS ID

5346

Comments

Originally published as: Hasan, J. (2006, December). Security issues of IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX). In Australian Information Security Management Conference (p. 71). Original article available here

Abstract

Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) is going to be an emerging wireless technology for the future. With the increasing popularity of Broadband internet, wireless networking market is thriving. Wireless network is not fully secure due to rapid release of new technologies, market competition and lack of physical infrastructure. In the IEEE 802.11 technology, security was added later. Iin IEEE 802.16, security has been considered as the main issue during the design of the protocol. However, security mechanism of the IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX) still remains a question. WiMAX is relatively a new technology; not deployed widely to justify the evidence of threats, risk and vulnerability in real situations. This paper will address the security aspects of the IEEE 802.16 Standard and point out the security vulnerabilities, threats and risks associated with this standard

DOI

10.4225/75/57b65b913476d

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.4225/75/57b65b913476d