Substantiating Unexpected Behavior of 802.11 Network Hosts

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Title Substantiating Unexpected Behavior of 802.11 Network Hosts
Author Sithirasenan, Elankayer; Muthukkumarasamy, Vallipuram
Publication Title 2007 4th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference
Editor Yingtao Jiang
Year Published 2007
Publisher IEEE
Abstract With the increasing dependence on wireless LANs (WLANs), businesses and educational institutions are in desperate need of a robust security mechanism. The latest WLAN security protocol, the IEEE 802.11i introduces Robust Security Networks (RSN) and assures rigid security for wireless environments with the support of IEEE 802.1x protocol for authentication, authorization and key distribution. Nevertheless, users remain skeptical since they lack confidence on the trustworthiness of these security mechanisms. In this paper we investigate and test a novel Early Warning System (EWS), built on the foundations of IEEE 802.11i security architecture. Our system is developed to detect anomalies and prevent intrusions in real-time. It has several levels of defence to protect the wireless hosts from a range of security threats. Security alerts are raised only when the legitimacy of abnormal conditions is validated using effective outlier based data association techniques.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.ieee.org/
Alternative URI http://www.ieee-ccnc.org/2007/
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ISBN 1424406676
Conference name 4th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2007)
Location Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Date From 2007-01-11
Date To 2007-01-13
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/17593
Date Accessioned 2008-03-31
Date Available 2008-05-26T02:07:30Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Science & Technology
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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