Evaluating MAPSec by marking attack graphs

Kameswari Kotapati, Peng Liu, Thomas F. La Porta

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MAPSec has recently been introduced as a security protocol for mobile telecommunication networks in the midst of numerous threats and vulnerabilities. Our initial study reveals that MAPSec can only provide protection coverage to a minor portion of the total network vulnerabilities. Motivated by this discovery, we have devised a toolkit-Cellular Network Vulnerability Assessment Toolkit for Evaluation (eCAT) to identify: (1) Exact protection coverage of MAPSec, in terms of percentage of attacks prevented; (2) Other kinds of security protocols required in addition to MAPSec; and (3) The most vulnerable network areas. We use the results from eCAT in Coverage Measurement Formulas (CMF) to identify other vulnerabilities. Results from eCAT are dually useful in that they not only reveal MAPSec's limited effectiveness but also provide insights into overall network vulnerabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1042-1058
Number of pages17
JournalWireless Networks
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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