LTE Security, Second Edition

LTE Security, Second Edition

Author(s): Dan Forsberg, Günther Horn, Wolf-Dietrich Moeller, Valtteri Niemi

Published Online: 17 OCT 2012

Print ISBN: 9781118355589

Online ISBN: 9781118380642

DOI: 10.1002/9781118380642

About this Book

A concise, updated guide to the 3GPP LTE Security Standardization specifications

A welcome Revised Edition of the successful LTE Security addressing the security architecture for SAE/LTE, which is based on elements of the security architectures for GSM and 3G, but which needed a major redesign due to the significantly increased complexity, and different architectural and business requirements of fourth generation systems. The authors  explain in detail the security mechanisms employed to meet these requirements. The specifications generated by standardization bodies only inform about how to implement the system (and this only to the extent required for interoperability), but almost never inform readers about why things are done the way they are. Furthermore, specifications tend to be readable only for a small group of experts and lack the context of the broader picture. The book fills this gap by providing first hand information from insiders who participated in decisively shaping SAE/LTE security in the relevant standardization body, 3GPP, and can therefore explain the rationale for design decisions in this area.

  • A concise, fully updated guide to the 3GPP LTE Security Standardization specifications
  • Describes the essential elements of LTE and SAE Security, written by leading experts who participated in decisively shaping SAE/LTE security in the relevant standardization body, 3GPP
  • Explains the rationale behind the standards specifications giving readers a broader understanding of the context to these specifications
  • Includes new chapters covering 3GPP work on system enhancements for MTC, plus application layer security in ETSI TC M2M and embedded smart card in ETSI SCP;  Security for Machine-type Communication, Relay Node Security, and Future Challenges, including Voice over LTE, MTC,  Home base stations, LIPA/SIPTO, and New Cryptographic Algorithms

Essential reading for System engineers, developers and people in technical sales working in the area of LTE and LTE security, communication engineers and software developers in mobile communication field.

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