With the convergence of heterogeneous networks to maximize service offering and flexibility to the users, the ecosystem players need to develop, interoperate and deploy proper security for various the network technologies, device types and services required by the operators. As the Wi-Fi roaming business grows more and more accounting tr affic is generated and therefore, roaming fraud management mechanism arise as a priority. Moreover, privacy aspects are becoming pivotal in several regions throughout the world, a common industry approach intends to remove barriers when using Wi-Fi networks. This project provides industry guidelines to facilitate the understanding and identify challenges that service providers and vendors need to address to bring security to various services, especially those offered over trusted and untrusted Wi-Fi networks.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Target Audience

Target Audience includes WBA members, Device vendors, device service provider, Wi-Fi advocates, industry analysts, Wi-Fi operators, Cellular Operators, networking equipment providers.

Business objectives

  • Contribute to ensure the security and privacy of WBA members networks and their customers

  • Give more confidence to service providers to invest in Wi-Fi

Target Outcomes

  • Joint collaboration between operators and vendors to discuss policy and methods to facilitate security policy, credential provisioning, remediation, and management
  • Identify policy interoperation gaps and work toward improvement proposal through liaison
  • Identify guidelines and best practices on security policy and management
  • Promote collaboration between 3GPP, NGH, devices, and ISV ecosystem vendors /providers to promote strong and flexible authentication and transport security, as well as interoperability / test

PROJECT LEADERS

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Keywords

Security mechanisms, L2/L3 security, 802.11i, Wi-Fi Protected Access

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