Security in Wireless Data Networks : A Survey Paper

Abdel-Karim R. Al Tamimi


Both security and wireless communication will remain an interesting subject for years to come. They represent the need of ease of use and flexibility of communications in the computer world without jeopardizing the communicated content. This paper illustrates the key concepts of security, wireless networks, and security over wireless networks. Wireless security is demonstrated by explaining the main specifications of the common security standards like 802.11 WEP, 802.11 WPA and WPA2 (802.11i). Moreover, it explains the concept of WMAN (Wireless Metropolitan Access Network) and its security specifications. Finally, it sums up with thoughts and suggestions about wireless security, along with  a chosen example of the current proposals in wireless security.

See Also: In-Building Wireless LANs , Recent Advances in Wireless Data Networking , IP Security : A Brief Survey

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