Networking

A Formal Verification Framework for Security Policy Management in Mobile IP Based WLAN

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Executive Summary

The continuous advancement of wireless technologies especially for enterprise Wireless Local Area Networks (LANs), demands well defined security mechanisms with appropriate architectural support to overcome various security loopholes. Implementing security policies on the basis of Role Based Access Control (RBAC) models is an emerging field of research in WLAN security. However, verifying the correctness of the implemented policies over the distributed network devices with changes in topology, remains unexplored in the aforesaid domain. The enforcement of organizational security policies in WLANs require protection over the network resources from unauthorized access. Hence, it is required to ensure correct distribution of access control rules to the network access points conforming to the security policy.

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