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Title: On Success Probability of Eavesdropping Attack in 802.11ad mmWave WLAN

Abstract

Next generation wireless communication networks utilizing 60 GHz millimeter wave (mmWave) frequency bands are expected to achieve multi-gigabit throughput with the use of highly directional phased-array antennas. These directional signal beams provide enhanced security to the legitimate networks due to the increased difficulties of eavesdropping. However, there still exists significant possibility of eavesdropping since (i) the reflections of the signal beam from ambient reflectors enables opportunistic stationary eavesdropping attacks; and (ii) carefully designed beam exploration strategy enables active nomadic eavesdropping attack. This paper discusses eavesdropper attack strategies for 802.11ad mmWave systems and provides the first analytical model to characterize the success possibility of eavesdropping in both opportunistic stationary attacks and active nomadic attacks.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [2];  [3]
  1. Idaho National Laboratory
  2. University at Buffalo
  3. University aof North Carolina at Charlotte
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
OSTI Identifier:
1481740
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-17-43878-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: IEEE ICC 2018 Communication and Information Systems Security Symposium, Kansas City, Missouri, 05/20/2018 - 05/24/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 - GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; mmWave

Citation Formats

Bhuyan, Arup, Balakrishnan, Sarankumar, Sun, Zhi, and Wang, Pu. On Success Probability of Eavesdropping Attack in 802.11ad mmWave WLAN. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Bhuyan, Arup, Balakrishnan, Sarankumar, Sun, Zhi, & Wang, Pu. On Success Probability of Eavesdropping Attack in 802.11ad mmWave WLAN. United States.
Bhuyan, Arup, Balakrishnan, Sarankumar, Sun, Zhi, and Wang, Pu. Tue . "On Success Probability of Eavesdropping Attack in 802.11ad mmWave WLAN". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1481740.
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title = {On Success Probability of Eavesdropping Attack in 802.11ad mmWave WLAN},
author = {Bhuyan, Arup and Balakrishnan, Sarankumar and Sun, Zhi and Wang, Pu},
abstractNote = {Next generation wireless communication networks utilizing 60 GHz millimeter wave (mmWave) frequency bands are expected to achieve multi-gigabit throughput with the use of highly directional phased-array antennas. These directional signal beams provide enhanced security to the legitimate networks due to the increased difficulties of eavesdropping. However, there still exists significant possibility of eavesdropping since (i) the reflections of the signal beam from ambient reflectors enables opportunistic stationary eavesdropping attacks; and (ii) carefully designed beam exploration strategy enables active nomadic eavesdropping attack. This paper discusses eavesdropper attack strategies for 802.11ad mmWave systems and provides the first analytical model to characterize the success possibility of eavesdropping in both opportunistic stationary attacks and active nomadic attacks.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
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