Security for Smart Mobile Networks: The NEMESYS Approach

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Executive Summary

The growing popularity of smart mobile devices such as Smartphone's and tablets has made them an attractive target for cyber-criminals, resulting in a rapidly growing and evolving mobile threat as attackers experiment with new business models by targeting mobile users. With the emergence of the first large-scale mobile botnets, the core network has also become vulnerable to distributed denial-of-service attacks such as the signaling attack. Furthermore, complementary access methods such as Wi-Fi and femtocells introduce additional vulnerabilities for the mobile users as well as the core network. In this paper, the authors present the NEMESYS approach to smart mobile network security.

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