Untraceable Authentication Protocol for IEEE802.11s Standard

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Reham Abdellatif Abouhogail


In the current paper, a new handover authentication protocol for IEEE802.11s Wireless mesh networks is presented. The new protocol divides the network into a number of cells, each cell contains a number of access points and based on the concept of ticket authentication, the mesh user takes a new ticket when enters the region of a new cell which decreases the handover latency. Moreover, in the current paper, a new idea for ticket generation is proposed, called Chain Ticket Derivation Function (CTDF), which uses the concept of a chain. Using CTDF in our proposed protocol raises the level of privacy for the users. The security analysis presented in the paper showed more strengths in our proposed scheme. Two formal verification tools, AVISPA and BAN logic are used to test the proposed protocol.

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Reham Abdellatif Abouhogail, National Institute of Standards (NIS), Egypt

Reham Abdellatif Abouhogail She received her BSc in 2000 from Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, MSc in 2004 from Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, and PhD in 2009 from Egypt, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Electronics and Communications Department. She worked as a space engineer for about four years. Abouhogail has supervised postgraduate students in the field of networks security. Her research interests include logical analysis of protocols and wireless security, key management system, information technology metrology and FPGA design.