SHAWK: Platform for secure integration of heterogeneous advanced wireless networks

Jiannong Cao, Chisheng Zhang, Jun Zhang, Yueming Deng, Xin Xiao, Miao Xiong, Jie Zhou, Yang Zou, Gang Yao, Wei Feng, Liang Yang, Yao Yu

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Abstract

With the popularity of different wireless access technologies for Internet access, the integration of heterogeneous wireless networks is foreseen in the near future. Solutions for secured Internet access in such scenario become an urgent requirement. In this paper, we present SHAWK, a platform for secure integration of heterogeneous advanced wireless networks, including cellular networks, wireless local area networks (WLANs) and wireless mesh networks (WMNs) for ubiquitous Internet access. We have developed effective mechanisms to strike the balance between security and performance requirements in such heterogeneous networks from media access layer to application layer, including a customized context-aware media independent handoff (MIH) framework, a unified access testbed for 3G and Wi-Fi integration, a secure fast handoff scheme between different wireless networks, a practical secure routing solution to defend wormhole attack and an novel application for secure application mobility. Through comprehensive experiments, we show that our mechanisms can ensure the network security, with satisfactory system performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 26th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2012
Pages13-18
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2012
Event26th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2012 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 26 Mar 201229 Mar 2012

Conference

Conference26th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2012
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period26/03/1229/03/12

Keywords

  • Contextaware MIH
  • Heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Seamless handoff
  • Unified access

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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