Security analysis of wireless mesh backhauls for mobile networks Articles uri icon

publication date

  • March 2011

start page

  • 432

end page

  • 442


  • 2


  • 34

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1084-8045

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-8592


  • This article extends prior security threat analyses of 3rd generation mobile network architectures for the case of wireless mesh backhauls. It presents a description of the security model for the considered architecture and provides a list of the basic assumptions, security objectives, assets to be protected and actors of the analysis. On this foundation, potential security threats are analyzed and discussed and then assessed for their corresponding risk. The result of this risk assessment is then used to define a set of security requirements. Finally, we give some recommendations for wireless mesh backhaul designs and implementations following these requirements.