An efficient security framework for mobile WiMAX

Mete Rodoper, Arati Baliga, Edward Jung, Wade Trappe

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WiMAX is a technology that provides continuous high data throughput with low delays for various user types and modes of operation. The security protocols proposed for WiMAX impose a heavy performance overhead, especially on mobile subscribers running real time applications, such as VoIP and IPTV. We propose a hybrid security framework for WiMAX combining Hierarchical Identity-Based Cryptography (HIBC) and certificate based approaches to achieve lower bandwidth usage and higher reliability for stationary as well as mobile subscribers. Our security architecture efficiently resolves the performance issues existing with the current WiMAX security standards and can perform fast handovers. Our framework provides upto a 87% improvement in bandwidth compared to WiMAX's current security standard.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication27th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2012
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Jul 12 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event27th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2012 - Trento, Italy
Duration: Mar 26 2012Mar 30 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing


Other27th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software


  • PKMv2
  • WiMAX
  • handover
  • hierarcical identity based cryptography
  • security

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