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Reviewing and optimizing the security of FIGO

Chevalking, S.K.L. (2011) Reviewing and optimizing the security of FIGO.

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Abstract:Public safety parties use wireless communications systems to enable emergency responders to communicate with each other as well as with the home department. Sensitive information is transported by emergency response systems. Therefore, emergency response systems need a strong security system to prevent information disclosure. Key management is the cornerstone of every security system and weak key management can lead to a decrease in security and performance. The academic literature on key management in wireless networks is numerous and a sub-set focuses on emergency response systems. In this thesis we research FIGO, a specific emergency response system that is developed for Dutch emergency responders. We show that key management in FIGO is sub-optimal and does not satisfy the security requirements for emergency response systems. We propose small changes to the network architecture to enable an improved key management scheme.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:53 electrotechnology
Programme:Electrical Engineering MSc (60353)
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