LTE key management analysis with session keys context

Dan Forsberg*

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    Handover key management in mobile wireless networks targets to minimize the effects of a possible key compromise in the access points. We describe and analyze how the new 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) security architecture and handover keying management fulfills this target. We discuss possible LTE handover key management enhancements and implementation alternatives without losing interoperability over the air interface. We have chosen to compare it with our session keys context concept to see what the strengths in both are to get some perspective for deployments that benefit from distributed key management.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1907-1915
    Number of pages9
    JournalComputer Communications
    Issue number16
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2010
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Handovers
    • Key management
    • Key separation
    • LTE security
    • Session keys context


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