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The effects of signaling and resource reservation attacks on LTE networks

Show simple item record Bassil, Ramzi Talal. 2013-10-02T09:21:45Z 2013-10-02T09:21:45Z 2012
dc.description Thesis (M.E.)--American University of Beirut, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2012.
dc.description Co-Advisor : Dr. Ayman Kayssi, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering--Co-Advisor : Dr. Ali Chehab, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering--Member of Committee : Dr. Imad Elhajj, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 101-104)
dc.description.abstract Long Term Evolution (LTE) is seen as the key enabler for delivering the fourth generation of mobile broadband and is the first cellular network primarily designed based on IP. As such, LTE networks are expected to achieve wide scale adoption worldwide, and with the proliferation of smartphones, mobile users can enjoy multiple data-rich services on their handsets. Thus, telecom operators must support the diverse IP-based mobile applications and all the overhead associated with such applications. The additional burden is mainly a result of the increased signaling and data traffic generated to accommodate these various applications. Malicious users can take advantage of the signaling overhead and some data intensive applications to deny legitimate users network services. This work studies the effects of a signaling attack against LTE networks that takes advantage of the signaling overhead required to set up dedicated radio bearers. The attack scenario is simulated in OPNET, and its effects on the network resources are analyzed. The signaling traces resulting from this attack are extracted and detection and mitigation mechanism that can be used to thwart such attacks are proposed. Following that, a data intensive attack that seeks to maliciously reserve resources at the eNodeB is described and implemented to show its effects on denying network services for other users.
dc.format.extent xiv, 104 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Theses, Dissertations, and Projects
dc.subject.classification ET:005739 AUBNO
dc.subject.lcsh Long-Term Evolution (Telecommunications)
dc.subject.lcsh Signal theory (Telecommunication)
dc.subject.lcsh Cell phone systems.
dc.subject.lcsh Wireless communication systems.
dc.subject.lcsh Mobile communication systems.
dc.subject.lcsh Broadband communication systems -- Quality control.
dc.title The effects of signaling and resource reservation attacks on LTE networks
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department American University of Beirut. Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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