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Mobile Network Security – Course Contents

Mobile Network Security – Course Contents

Day 1 Core Network Architectures

  • Workshop to develop register of risks.
  • Core Network (CN) System Architecture.
  • 2G, 3G & 4G RAN and CN Nodes.
  • Roles & Functions of CN Nodes.
  • Control Plane Segregation.
  • Role of OSS and BSS Systems.
  • Femto-Cell Architecture.
  • Protocols over Radio and CN Interfaces.
  • Trace tools for network analysis.
  • Identification of points of attack.
  • Impact of attacks on various nodes.
  • Thorough interactive discussion throughout.

Day 2 Security aspects

  • Refinement and further development of individuals security ‘risk register’.
  • Security Aspects within the RAN and CN.
  • Standards overview for 3GPP and IETF Security .
  • Security Processes in 2G,3G & 4G.
  • Compare 2G,3G & 4G algorithm effectiveness.
  • Key Management and Session Key Hierarchy.
  • Role of IMSI Catcher & Message flows.
  • Authentication, Encryption and Integrity message flows and comparisons.
  • Protection of signalling and user data for the various  network generations.
  • Role of IPSec in 4G LTE CN on exposed IP interfaces.
  • Intruder Detection System (IDS) best practice within the core network (CN).
  • SIM Card Functions within mobile networks
  • Decode of traces taken from live networks are used as  illustrative example.