Price: $1,699.00
Course Number: 6031
Length: 2 Days
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Having completed this course the participant will be able to understand how security is implemented, deployed and managed in GSM, GPRS and UMTS networks, understand security concepts, understand the benefits of new security techniques applied and how they are implemented.

Who Should Attend

Anyone needing in-depth knowledge of the security in the GSM family of wireless networks. The course is essential for network security & wireless specialists, operators and manufacturers, wireless network researcher, academics, security engineers, researchers and consultants.


The goal of this course is to give the participant a strong and intuitive understanding of what security in the wireless systems is and how the security functions are implemented in the GSM/GPRS/UMTS radio and core network. The course focuses both on the air interface and the core network.



Security Overview

  • Basic security concepts
  • Authentication
  • Privacy
  • Integrity
  • Authorization
  • Non-repudiation
  • Encryption
  • Encryption Technologies
  • Cryptography Keys
  • Symmetric and Asymmetric
  • Ciphers
  • Cipher Suites
  • Certificates

Overview of Wireless Security Requirements

  • Wireless security needs
  • Basic GSM, GPRS and UMTS security functions

GSM Security Review

  • GSM security algorithms
  • GSM authentication and authorization procedures
  • A3, A8 and A5
  • GSM ciphering procedures
  • Security threats to GSM

GPRS Security Review

  • GPRS security algorithms
  • GSM authentication and authorization procedures
  • GPRS ciphering procedures
  • Kasumi, GEA1, GEA2 and GEA3
  • Security threats to GPRS

UMTS Security Review

  • Security in UTRAN
  • Security in the UMTS Core Network
  • UMTS security algorithms
  • UMTS authentication and authorization procedures
  • UMTS ciphering procedures
  • Security threats to UMTS
  • Lawful Intercept overview
  • Mobile Application Part Security
  • MAPsec overview

UMTS Authentication and Key Management

  • AKA Algorithms
  • Normal AKA procedure
  • AKA procedure in the AuC
  • AKA procedure in the USIM
  • AKA procedure in the VLR/SGSN
  • Integrity function f9, Confidentiality function f8
  • Milenage and KASUMI algorithms

LTE Security Review

  • Security in E-UTRAN
  • Security in SAE/EPC/EPS
  • LTE security algorithms
  • LTE authentication and authorization procedures
  • LTE ciphering procedures
  • Security threats to LTE

Feedback from Students attending this course: Thanks for the personalized training, I learned a lot. The diagrams really helped.

Gary Nakata, US Army, NGIC

EXCELLENT course! The instructor was great in checking with us for expecations and needs, and addressed them in a very knowledgeable and profesional manner. the documentation provided is EXCELLENT!!

Anita Davey, Juniper Networks

Excellent course, excellent instructor!

Adrean Liu, Juniper Networks

Excellent course!

Chris Marks, Juniper Networks

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