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By Dan Forsberg, Günther Horn, Wolf-Dietrich Moeller, Valtteri Niemi

A concise, up-to-date advisor to the 3GPP LTE defense Standardization specifications

A welcome Revised variation of the winning LTE Security addressing the protection structure for SAE/LTE, that's in response to components of the safety architectures for GSM and 3G, yet which wanted an important remodel as a result considerably elevated complexity, and various architectural and company requisites of fourth new release structures. The authors  clarify intimately the protection mechanisms hired to fulfill those necessities. The requirements generated through standardization our bodies in basic terms tell approximately the best way to enforce the method (and this in simple terms to the level required for interoperability), yet virtually by no means tell readers approximately why issues are performed the best way they're. additionally, requisites are usually readable just for a small crew of specialists and absence the context of the wider photograph. The publication fills this hole by way of offering first hand details from insiders who participated in decisively shaping SAE/LTE defense within the correct standardization physique, 3GPP, and will accordingly clarify the explanation for layout judgements during this area.

  • A concise, absolutely up to date consultant to the 3GPP LTE protection Standardization specifications
  • Describes the fundamental parts of LTE and SAE safeguard, written through top specialists who participated in decisively shaping SAE/LTE safety within the proper standardization physique, 3GPP
  • Explains the reason at the back of the factors requirements giving readers a broader figuring out of the context to those specifications
  • Includes new chapters masking 3GPP paintings on method improvements for MTC, plus software layer safeguard in ETSI TC M2M and embedded shrewdpermanent card in ETSI SCP;  safeguard for Machine-type conversation, Relay Node defense, and destiny demanding situations, together with Voice over LTE, MTC,  domestic base stations, LIPA/SIPTO, and New Cryptographic Algorithms

Essential examining for process engineers, builders and folks in technical revenues operating within the quarter of LTE and LTE protection, verbal exchange engineers and software program builders in cellular conversation field.

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The ciphertexts to be chosen may depend on previously observed plaintexts. Only the first two models are available for a passive attacker. Various chosen plaintext and ciphertext scenarios can also be practical attack models. An example is the case where the user has full access to a tamper-resistant cryptographic module and tries to discover the key inside the module. A similar classification of attack models applies for attacks against authentication and integrity protection. The simplest attack type that applies even in the ciphertext-only model is exhaustive search of all keys.

The work in 3GPP is contribution driven; individual members send delegates to the working group meetings in order to progress the specification work. Looking at it from another angle, if no member has an interest in progressing work on a particular specification, that specification is never completed. The higher layer body, the TSG, has to approve starting a new work item in a working group. Later the TSG approves the specification resulting from the work item and the change requests to it. The change request procedure is a formal tool for handling corrections to approved specifications.

The role of cryptanalysis in modelling attackers is a complex issue. It is perfectly fine to find weaknesses in systems that are still under design and not deployed in practice. This is because then it is still easy and relatively cheap to take corrective action. However, when the system is already in wide use the role of cryptanalysis may become controversial. A clever attack found by a researcher may be reproduced by a real-life attacker who would not have invented it otherwise. In this case, the attack found by the researcher seems to cause a decrease in the level of security rather than an increase.

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