Mobility and key management in SAE/LTE

Anand R. Prasad, Julien Laganier, Alf Zugenmaier, Mortaza S. Bargh, Bob Hulsebosch, E.H. Eertink, Geert Heijenk, Jeroen Idserda

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    Abstract

    Often in wireless communications the cryptographic algorithm is con-sidered as ‘the security solution’ but actually it is only the nucleus. The means for using the cryptographic algorithm is the ‘key’ used by the algorithm. Thus man-agement of keys and security there-of is an important issue. The security of the key management solution should not impede mobility of devices by adding undue delays. Thus, secure and fast key management during mobility is an important is-sue for the third generation partnership project (3GPP) activity on system architec-ture evolution / long-term evolution (SAE/LTE). In this paper we review mobility and security issues with the focus of key management in SAE/LTE and present possible existing solutions together with their analysis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications, TIWDC’07
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages3.2
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)978-0-387-73824-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event2007 Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications, TIWDC’07 - Island of Ischia, Italy
    Duration: 9 Sep 200712 Sep 2007

    Publication series

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    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    NumberLNCS4549

    Workshop

    Workshop2007 Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications, TIWDC’07
    Period9/09/0712/09/07
    Other9 - 12 Sept 2007

    Keywords

    • EWI-10930
    • IR-61892
    • METIS-241857

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