Wireless communication security
2010-2011 - IMT4751 - 5 ECTS

Prerequisite(s)

The student is required to have some knowledge of cryptography or equivalent to IMT4531.

Expected learning outcomes

In the course, the students will acquire:

- Advanced level of understanding of methods of analysis of wireless communication security

- Deep understanding of modern wireless communication systems and their security

Topic(s)

1. Basic radio-frequency communications

2. RFID, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth security

3. Security of 2G mobile telephony systems

4. Security of 3G mobile telephony systems

Teaching Methods

Lectures
Project work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

  • Lectures
  • Project work

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 3 hours
Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • Written exam, 3 hours, counts 70% of the mark.
  • Project evaluation, counts 30% of the mark.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Evaluated by the lecturer

Re-sit examination

For the written exam: Ordinary re-sit examnination.

Examination support

Calculator, dictionary

Coursework Requirements

None

Teaching Materials

Text Books:

1. Gunter Schafer, Security in Fixed and Wireless Networks: An Introduction to Securing Data Communications, John Wiley & Son Inc. 2003

2. V. Niemi, K. Nyberg, UMTS Security, John Wiley & Sons, 2005

Replacement course for

IMT5171 - Wireless communication security

Additional information

In case there will be less than 5 students that will apply for the course, it will be at the discretion of Studieprogramansvarlig whether the course will be offered or not and if yes, in which form.