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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günter Schäfer

Security in Fixed and Wireless Networks




John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, UK,
December 2003, 392 pages, Hardcover, 65.- GBP, 79.50 Euro, 120.- USD,
ISBN 0-470-86370-6

 

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Content

With our modern society' s increased dependence on information technology and communication networks, the subject of network security is developing into a crucial base technology and most people working in the networking and information technology business will need to know the basics of fixed and wireless network security. This book gives a firm introduction into the field covering the fundamentals of data security technology and explaining in-depth how they are applied in communication networks.

  • Approaches network security from the wireless as well as the computer networking side.
  • Concentrates on the core networking issues (first 4 layers up to the transport layer).
  • Helps the reader to understand the risks of a lack of security in a network & how to prevent it.
  • Brings security in networks up to date by covering wireless and mobile security issues.
  • Includes security issues around hot topics such as wireless LANs (e.g. IEEE 802.11), AAA (authentication, authorization, and accounting), and Mobile IP.
  • Illustrates complicated security concepts with exercises and features an extensive glossary.

An essential reference tool for graduate students of computer science, electrical engineering and telecommunications who need to learn the basics of network security. Also, professionals working in data- & telecommunications will also benefit from the book as it gives a self-contained introduction to the basics of network security: network managers, engineers, IT managers.

The following topics are covered:

Basics

  • Basic Terminology of Information Security and Cryptology
  • Symmetric Encryption
  • Asymmetric Cryptographic Algorithms
  • Modification Check Values
  • Secure Random Number Generation
  • Cryptographic Protocols
  • Access Control

Network Security

  • Integration of Security Services into Networking Architectures
  • Link Layer Security Protocols
  • Internet Security Architecture (IPSec)
  • Transport Layer Security Protocols
  • Internet Firewalls

Wireless and Mobile Communications

  • Wireless Local Area Networks (IEEE 802.11)
  • Mobile Wide Area Networks (GSM, UMTS)
  • Mobile Internet Communications

Sample Chapters

All rights of the following excerpts are with John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, UK

Course Slides (PDF-Version)

The following PDF files contain the English course slides of the lecture Network Security, held regularly in the fall semester at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

PDF-FileContent
01 - IntroIntroduction and Overview
02 - CryptoBasicsBasic of Cryptography
03 - SymmetricCryptoSymmetric Cryptography
04 - AsymmetricCryptoAsymmetric Cryptography
05 - ModificationCheckModification Check Values
06 - RandomNumbersRandom Number Generation
07 - CrytoProtocolsCryptographic Protocols
08 - AccessControlAccess Control
09 - IntegrationIntegrating Security Services into Communications Architectures
10 - Layer2SecuritySecurity Protocols of the Data Link Layer
11 - IPSecThe IPSec Architecture for the Internet Protocol
12 - Layer4SecuritySecurity Protocols of the Transport Layer
13 - FirewalllsInternet Firewalls
14 - MobileSecuritySecurity Aspects of Mobile Communications
15 - WLanSecuritySecurity of Wireless Local Area Networks
16 - GsmUmtsSecurirtySecurity of GSM and UMTS Networks
17 - MobileIPSecurirty of Mobile Internet Communications

Course Slides (Power Point Version)

Teaching staff of public academic institutions may contact the author via Email in order to get access to the PowerPoint files of the course slides in order to be able to modify them according to their purposes. However, all rights on the material are reserved by the author, and people are asked not to distribute PowerPoint source files of the material and to reference the author appropriately.

Powerpoint-FileContent
01 - IntroIntroduction and Overview
02 - CryptoBasicsBasic of Cryptography
03 - SymmetricCryptoSymmetric Cryptography
04 - AsymmetricCryptoAsymmetric Cryptography
05 - ModificationCheckModification Check Values
06 - RandomNumbersRandom Number Generation
07 - CrytoProtocolsCryptographic Protocols
08 - AccessControlAccess Control
09 - IntegrationIntegrating Security Services into Communications Architectures
10 - Layer2SecuritySecurity Protocols of the Data Link Layer
11 - IPSecThe IPSec Architecture for the Internet Protocol
12 - Layer4SecuritySecurity Protocols of the Transport Layer
13 - FirewalllsInternet Firewalls
14 - MobileSecuritySecurity Aspects of Mobile Communications
15 - WLanSecuritySecurity of Wireless Local Area Networks
16 - GsmUmtsSecuritySecurity of GSM and UMTS Networks
17 - MobileIPSecurirty of Mobile Internet Communications

Autor

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günter Schäfer studied computer science at the Universität Karlsruhe, Germany from 1989 to 1994. After his studies he continued there as a member of the scientific staff at the Institute of Telematics. He received his doctorate on the topic Efficient Authentication and Key Management in High-Performance Networks in October 1998. In February 1999 Dr. Schäfer took a postdoctoral position at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris, France, where he focused on network security and access network performance of third-generation mobile communication networks.
Between August 2000 and March 2005, Dr. Schäfer worked at the Telecommunication Networks Group, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, where he was involved in research and lectures on the subjects of network security, mobile communications and active networking technologies.

In April 2005, he was appointed full professor and head of the Telematics / Computer Networks research group of Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany. His current main research interest is devoted to the protection of communication infrastructures with a focus on both security and performance of network security protocols. Günter Schäfer is a member of the Editorial Board of the Computer Networks Journal (published by Elsevier), the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Gesellschaft für Informatik (German Computer Science Society).

Please direct any questions in relation to this book to: securitybook@guenterschaefer.de

References

The following Universities recommend the book in their courses:

  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, School of Computer Engineering
    Course: Cryptography and Network Security
  • University of Northern British Columbia, Canada, Science & Management College
    Course: Internet and Mobile Security
  • Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology, Gujarat, India
    Course: Security Protocols
  • University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, Faculty of IT
    Course: Network Security
  • International Islamic University Malaysia, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Course: Computer Network Security
  • Plus various German Universities - see also the web page for the German version of the book: http://www.tu-ilmenau.de/fakia/netzsicherheit.html