Modelling to Enhance GSM Network Security

Conference paper

Arreymbi, Johnnes 2006. Modelling to Enhance GSM Network Security. Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Management (SAM'06). Las Vegas USA pp. 252-260
AuthorsArreymbi, Johnnes
TypeConference paper

With the rapid development in global communication networks, the threat of security and in particular
that of cellular telecommunication system is real and highly dangerous. Mobile phone and other
wireless device usage is increasing daily with ground breaking technological developments – in design,
style, content and micro-chips performance. The contents of the multimedia packages – conversation
(audio), text, graphics, colour, and video messages - delivered may be very important and confidential.
Such confidentiality needs to be protected. Any interference and interceptions in the communication
process would bring about reduced system usage and development benefits. This paper discusses the
several aspects of security of GSM and takes into consideration the fact that World-wide GSM usage is
very high. It will also look at how GSM protects the data from interception by authentication,
encryption, and ciphering. Some likely flaws in these security methods will be explored and possible
measures suggested to curb the security flaws.

KeywordsGSM; Network Security; Authentication; Encryption; Ciphering; Multimedia; Mobile devices
ConferenceProceedings of the International Conference on Security and Management (SAM'06)
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Arreymbi, J. (2006) ‘Modelling to enhance GSM Network Security.’ Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Management (SAM'06), Las Vegas, USA, CSREA Press, pp. 252-260.

Place of publicationUSA
Page range252-260
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