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Wireless Sensor Systems: Security Implications for the Industrial Environment Dr. Peter L. Fuhr Chief Scientist RAE Systems, Sunnyvale, CA email@example.com
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 2 RAE Systems Inc. Pervasive Sensing Company based in Silicon Valley founded in 1991 Capabilities –Radiation detection Gamma and neutron –Chemical/vapor detection Toxic gas, VOC, combustible gas, oxygen, CWA, temperature, humidity, C0 2 –Redeployable sensor networks –Mobile and fixed wireless monitors –Cargo Container Sensor Systems Dr. Peter Fuhr, Presenter: 480+ publications&presentations in wireless sensor networking arena. Old-timer in this area…etc etc.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 3 Contributors A number of individuals have provided “content” for these slides. They include: Wayne Manges, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Robert Poor, Ember Pat Gonia, Honeywell Hesh Kagan, Foxboro/Invensys Kang Lee, NIST Tom Kevan, Advanstar Ramesh Shankar, Electric Power Research Institute Larry Hill, Larry Hill Consulting Rob Conant, Dust Rick Kriss, Xsilogy Gideon Varga, Dept of Energy Jack Eisenhauser, Energetics Michael Brambley, Pacific Northwest National Labs David Wagner, UC-Berkeley Undoubtedly, there are other contributors too (apologies if your name is not listed).
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 4 Wireless Sensor Networking …it’s not cellular telephony …it’s not just WiFi... (and it just may be the next big thing) Each dot represents one cell phone tower. Wireless devices circa 1930
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 5 Sensor Market: $11B in 2001 Installation (wiring) costs: >$100B Freedonia Group report on Sensors, April 2002 Fragmented market platform opportunity Installation cost limits penetration reducing installation cost increases market size Slide courtesy of Rob Conant, Dust Highly Fragmented Sensor Market
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 6 Industrial Market Sizing Sensor Networking Products North American Market for Wireless products used in Applications where transmission distances are 1 mile or less: –2002 Total: $107 million –2006 Forecast: $713 million –2010 Estimates: $ 2.1 billion Largest Application areas: –2002: Tank Level Monitoring, Asset Tracking, Preventative Maintenance –2006: Tank Level Monitoring, Preventative Maintenance, Environmental Monitoring Conclusions: –Rapid Growth in Industrial markets –Tank Level Monitoring will remain a significant opportunity –Key ‘ User’ Needs: Lower Costs over Wired (or Manual) Solutions Education of Potential Customers on the Technology Demonstration of Operational Reliability & Application ‘ Domain’ Knowledge Slide courtesy of Rick Kriss, Xsilogy
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 7 The True cost per monitored node – to the End User 3-Yr TOC $$$ Radio RF Range (dB) Lower Higher Installation Costs Higher Lower DENSE Bluetooth, 802.15.4, WiFi etc SPARSE 1xRTT, FLEX SAT, etc Meters Miles $$$$$ $ Design For Here Slide courtesy of Rick Kriss, Xsilogy
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 8 What to do with the data? Great! But how do you get the output signal from the sensor to the location where the information will be interpreted (used)? Traditionally the output of the sensor was hardwired to some form of interpretive device (e.g., PLC) perhaps relying on a 4-20mA signal…
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 9 Outline: 1. Security? Who needs it? 2. How is security achieved in a wired channel? 3. The Situation for Wireless (its RF in an industrial setting. Spectrum, modulation, encryption, spatial…) 4. Security within various Wireless Delivery Schemes (cellular, WiFi, 802.15.4, Bluetooth, others…) 5. An Integrated Solution 6. The Big Review
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 10 Oh, who needs security in a wireless channel anyway! (pretty ridiculous statement isn’t it!
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 11 Let’s ask some experts: WINA meeting, Coral Gables, Sept. 2003 www.wireless4industrial.org
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 12 What’s a WINA? In the spring of 2003, the Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance (WINA) was formed to promote the adoption of wireless networking technologies and practices that will help increase industrial productivity and efficiency. WINA will be holding a 1.5 day meeting at ISA-HQ in RTP, NC on Feb 11/12 – right after the ISA Wireless Security Expo and conference. Check out www.wireless4industrial.org for WINA meeting details AND www.isa.org/wireless for the ISA Wireless Security conf details!
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 13 Back to the Question: Who needs security in a wireless channel anyway!
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 14 Strategy Workshop Participants Suppliers (13) System integrators (6) Industrial end users (10) –Chemicals –Petroleum –Automotive Industry analysts/venture capitalists (3) Others (associations, government, media, researchers) –Energy/Utilities –Forest Products –Electronics
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 15 End-User View of Industrial Wireless Likes Mobility Compactness Flexibility Low cost Capability to monitor rotating equipment Short range (security) Ease of installation High reliability Impetus to enhance electronics support Dislikes Change to status quo Complexity High cost for coverage in large plants Security issues Portability issues (power) Unproven reliability Too risky for process control Lack of experience in troubleshooting (staff) Restricted infrastructure flexibility once implemented Lack of analysis tools
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 16 Technology Group: Key Issues Security –Jamming, hacking, and eavesdropping Power Value (clear to customer) Interoperability –Co-existence with other facility networks, sensors, collectors, technology True engineered solution (sensors, collectors, etc.) Assured performance & reliability/MTBA* Software infrastructure, data, & systems management Robustness (at least as good as wired) RF characterization (radios, receivers, environments) *mean time between attention
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 17 Technology Group: Criticality Varies by Application (5 = most critical) AttributesMonitorControlAlarmShutdown Biz WLAN Latency2-33-5551 Device Reliability2-33-5551 Raw Thru-put (node / aggr.) 2 / 52.5 /2.51 / 41 / 11/5 Scalability (Max.# nodes) 54412-3 Data Reliability15552 Security1-55555 Low Cost521-312-3 Gateway Technology513-411 Engineered Solution15453 Applications
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 18 Industrial CyberSecurity The Case of Vitek Boden
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 19 On October 31, 2001 Vitek Boden was convicted of: –26 counts of willfully using a restricted computer to cause damage –1 count of causing serious environment harm The facts of the case: –Vitek worked for the contractor involved in the installation of Maroochy Shire sewage treatment plant. –Vitek left the contractor in December 1999 and approached the shire for employment. He was refused. –Between Jan 2000 and Apr 2000 the sewage system experienced 47 unexplainable faults, causing millions of liters of sewage to be spilled.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 20 How did he do it? On April 23, 2000 Vitek was arrested with stolen radio equipment, controller programming software on a laptop and a fully operational controller. Vitek is now in jail… Disgruntled Contractor PLC Sewage Plant Rogue Radio
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 21 A Favorite 2.4 GHz Antenna
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 22 WarDriving – 802.11 HotSpots in Silicon Valley
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 23 WarDriving – 802.11 HotSpots in San Francisco
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 24 The Question: Who needs security in a wireless channel anyway! The Answer: We do. So…How do you provide the appropriate level of security within the acceptable price and “inconvenience” margin -> Risk Management!
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 25 Inside vs. Outside? Where do attacks come from? *Source: “2002 CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey” Computer Security Institute - www.gocsi.com/losses. % of Respondents
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 26 An “Outside” Example. When? April 2001
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 27 In the Spring of 2001, the US got it’s first a taste of a new form of warfare. Launched from overseas and targeted at US critical infrastructure. “Hacker War I”
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 28 Chinese Hacker Group working to advance and in some cases impose it’s political agenda During the spring of 2001, Honker Union worked with other groups such as the Chinese Red Guest Network Security Technology Alliance Honker Union Hackers were encouraged to "...make use of their skills for China..." Wired.com Denial of Service Attacks Website Defacement E-mailing viruses to US Government Employees “KillUSA” package Attack Methods:
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 29 Cyberwar Cyber attacks and web defacements increased dramatically after the start of the war against Iraq. More than 1,000 sites were hacked in the first 48 hours of the conflict, with many of the attacks containing anti-war slogans. Security consultants state that the war against Iraq made March the worst month for digital attacks since records began in 1995.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 30 North Korea's Mirim College, is a military academy specializing in electronic warfare 100 potential cybersoldiers graduate every year Hacker School
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 31 The Question: Who needs security in a wireless channel anyway? The Answer: Everyone.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 32 Outline: 1. Security? Who needs it? 2. How is security achieved in a wired channel? 3. The Situation for Wireless (its RF in an industrial setting. Spectrum, modulation, encryption, spatial…) 4. Security within various Wireless Delivery Schemes (cellular, WiFi, 802.15.4, Bluetooth, others…) 5. An Integrated Solution 6. The Big Review
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 33 Layered Communications A few details…
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 34 Wired Data Security - Encryption The “traditional” method involved encrypting the data prior to transmission over a potentially insecure channel. The level of protection rests on the encryption algorithm. (There are a few other factors…such as the physical media.) Slide courtesy of Wayne Manges, ORNL
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 35 Outline: 1. Security? Who needs it? 2. How is security achieved in a wired channel? 3. The Situation for Wireless 4. Security within various Wireless Delivery Schemes (cellular, WiFi, 802.15.4, Bluetooth, others…) 5. An Integrated Solution 6. The Big Review
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 36 Wireless Buildings Key to success: reduced installation costs From many perspectives, THIS is what a wireless sensor network can provide. Slide courtesy of Pat Gonia, Honeywell
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 37 E(t) = A(t) cos[ t + (t)] Modulation Amplitude Modulation (AM) info is in A(t) Frequency Modulation (FM) info is in Phase Modulation (PM) info is in (t) Different vendors use different schemes - and they are not interoperable.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 38 The FCC Frequency Assignment Different vendors may use different frequencies within the various ISM bands (green in the diagram). The ISM bands most commonly used are at 433, 915 and 2400 MHz.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 39 Multiple Sensors Sharing the Medium: Multiplexing. FDMA, TDMA and CDMA
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 40 Binary Signaling Formats Used to Improve Digital Signal Reception and Decision NRZ: Non-Return to Zero RZ: Return to Zero Unipolar: Only one side of 0V Bipolar: Both sides of 0V Manchester: Bi-Phase (“0” in left 1/2 time slot, “1” in right)
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 41 Narrowband or Spread Spectrum? Narrowband uses a fixed carrier frequency, F 0. The receiver then locks onto the carrier frequency, F 0. Easy to implement (inexpensive). Prone to jamming or interference (two transmitters at the same carrier frequency, F 0. Least secure modulation scheme.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 42 Narrowband or Spread Spectrum (cont.) ? Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum. Uses a carrier frequency that varies with time, F 0 (t). The receiver must track the time-varying carrier frequency, F 0 (t). Relatively easy to implement (inexpensive). Prone to jamming or interference (two transmitters at the same carrier frequency, F 0 ) during any single transmit interval. Hopping rates may be ~1600 hops/second (ala Bluetooth). Very secure modulation scheme (used in military for decades). Invented and patented by actress Heddy Lamarr and her pianist George Antheil.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 43 Narrowband or Spread Spectrum (cont.) ? Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum uses a fixed carrier frequency, F 0 but interleaves the data with a precise mathematical 0/1 data sequence. (This increases the length of the transmitted information vector making it longer). The information is replicated many times throughout the bandwidth, so if one “lobe” of the information is jammed, the remainder “gets through”. Highly robust technique. The receiver then locks onto the carrier frequency, F 0 receives the signal and then must “undo” the interleaving. More difficult to implement (more expensive). Most complicated scheme (of these presented). Most secure modulation scheme.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 44 Data PN Clock Data Clock Carrier ±1±1 Local PN Clock Local Carrier ±1±1 ±1±1 Frequency Power Spectral Density fcfc Frequency Power Spectral Density fcfc Frequency Power Spectral Density fcfc DIRECT-SEQUENCE SPREAD-SPECTRUM SIGNALS Narrow spectrum at output of modulator before spreading Spectrum has wider bandwidth and lower power density after spreading with PN sequence (PN Rate >> Data Rate) Original narrowband, high power density spectrum is restored if local PN sequence is same as and lined up with received PN sequence RFI “Spread” RFI Phase Demod Narrow BP Filter Wide BP Filter PN Sequence Generator
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 45 Narrowband or Spread Spectrum (cont.) ? Which is best? Each has its pluses and minuses…and each scheme has its share of die- hard advocates and/or naysayers! From a security standpoint, DSSS is best. Different vendors use these (and other) schemes at different frequencies within the various ISM bands.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 46 Reality DSSS FHSS
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 47 No Matter What…Its Just an Electromagnetic Field A(t): amplitude of the wave : radian frequency of the wave (t): phase of the wave E(t) = A(t) cos[ t + (t)]
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 48 The RF “Footprint” Personal Area Network: typical radiated power: 0 dBm, size: 10m Local Area Network: typical radiated power: 20 dBm, size: 100m Wide Area Network: typical radiated power: >30 dBm, size: >2000m
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 49 Network Topologies? Ad Hoc Network There are SO many technical questions: such as…
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 50 The Real World Presents the Wireless Channel with Multipath and Attenuation…and…
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 51 Multipath The Cause The Effect Real World:
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 52 Atmospheric Attenuation at 2.4 GHz Real World: Rayleigh Fading @ 2.4GHz
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 53 Signal Attenuation at 2.4 GHz Real World:
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 54 And Signal-to-Noise Ratios really do matter! Real World: Anecdotal Evidence: As Frankfurt has increased the deployment of 2.4 GHz wireless surveillance cameras, the background Noise level has increased by 12 dB. (This plays havoc with the BER or for fixed BER, the overall data rate,)
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 55 Which Frequency is Best? Notice that the operation at 2.45 GHz is WORSE than at 900MHz (which is worse than 433 MHz). ALERT! ALERT!! Real World:
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 56 Outline: 1. Security? Who needs it? 2. How is security achieved in a wired channel? 3. The Situation for Wireless (its RF in an industrial setting. Spectrum, modulation, encryption, spatial…) 4. Security within various Wireless Delivery Schemes (cellular, WiFi, 802.15.4, Bluetooth, others…) 5. An Integrated Solution 6. The Big Review
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 57 Wireless networks use a variety of techniques to enhance security, such as spreading and interleaving. These techniques can make the signal virtually undetectable without prior knowledge about the network. This can improve the security of the network by orders of magnitude. Wireless Data Security: Encryption, Spreading, Interleaving Slide courtesy of Wayne Manges, ORNL
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 58 The Wireless Market SHORT LONGLOW HIGH PAN LAN TEXTGRAPHICSINTERNETHI-FI AUDIO STREAMING VIDEO DIGITAL VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL VIDEO Bluetooth1 Bluetooth 2 ZigBee 802.11b 802.11a/HL2 & 802.11g
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 59 Bluetooth vs. the Rest (cont’d) 802.11 2.4 GHz, DSSS 11 chips/bit 11Mbps +20 dBm 50m 128 devices CSMA/CA Optional WEP Optional HomeRF 2.4GHz, FHSS 50 hops/s 1 Mbps +20 dBm 50m 128 devices CSMA/CA Optional Bluetooth 2.4 GHz, FHSS 1000+hops/s 1Mbps 0, +20dBm 1-10m, 50m 8 devices, Piconet Encryption Yes Parameter Technology Data Rate Power Range Topology Security Voice Channel ZigBee (proposed) 2.4 GHz,DSSS 15 chips/bit 40 kbits/s 0dBm 100m 100s devices, CSMA/CA Not yet No Bluetooth – aka IEEE 802.15.1 ZigBee – aka IEEE 802.15.4
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 62 The Worldwide View of the 802.11 Spectral Space
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 63 Radiated Field from a single AP (Kansas City)
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 64 20dB Attenuation Profile for Univ of Kansas Eng Bldg., Mesh and AP deployments
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 65 WEP The industry’s solution: WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) –Share a single cryptographic key among all devices –Encrypt all packets sent over the air, using the shared key –Use a checksum to prevent injection of spoofed packets (encrypted traffic)
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 66 Early History of WEP 802.11 WEP standard released 1997 Simon, Aboba, Moore: some weaknesses Mar 2000 Walker: Unsafe at any key size Oct 2000 Borisov, Goldberg, Wagner: 7 serious attacks on WEP Jan 30, 2001 NY Times, WSJ break the story Feb 5, 2001
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 67 Subsequent Events Jan 2001 Borisov, Goldberg, Wagner Arbaugh: Your 802.11 network has no clothes Mar 2001 Arbaugh, Mishra: still more attacks Feb 2002 Arbaugh: more attacks … May 2001 Newsham: dictionary attacks on WEP keys Jun 2001 Fluhrer, Mantin, Shamir: efficient attack on way WEP uses RC4 Aug 2001
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 68 WEP Attack Tools Downloadable procedures from the Internet –To crack the Key: AirSnort –http://airsnort.sourceforge.net WEPCrack –http://sourceforge.net/projects/wepcrack/ –To brute force enter into WLAN, THC-RUT –http://www.thehackerschoice.com/releases.php
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 69 Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) –Flaws in WEP known since January 2001 - flaws include weak encryption, (keys no longer than 40 bits), static encryption keys, lack of key distribution method. –IEEE developing 802.11i standard for enhanced wireless security - Addresses weak data encryption and user authentication within existing 802.11 standard. –802.11i standard will not be ratified until late 2003, possibly early 2004 - outstanding issues. –WPA standard joint effort between Wi-Fi Alliance and IEEE - WPA a subset of IEEE 802.11i standard (Draft 3.0). WPA provides stronger data encryption (weak in WEP) and user authentication (largely missing in WEP).
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 70 WPA – Data Encryption –WPA uses Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) - stronger data encryption, addresses known vulnerabilities in WEP. TKIP chosen as primary encryption cipher suite - Easily deployed and supported in legacy 802.11b hardware compared to other available cipher suites. –TKIP based on RC4 stream cipher algorithm, surrounds WEP cipher engine with 4 new algorithms, 1.Extended 48-bit Initialization Vector (IV) and IV sequencing rules (compared to the shorter 24-bit WEP RC4 key). 2.New per-packet key mixing function. 3.Derivation and distribution method - a.k.a. re-keying. 4.A message integrity check (MIC) - a.k.a. ‘ Michael’, ensures messages haven’t been tampered with during transmission.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 71 WPA – Data Encryption, cont’d the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol. DA – Destination Address TKIP – Temporal Key Integrity Protocol ICV– Integrity Check Value TSC – TKIP Sequence Counter MPDU – Message Protocol Data Unit TTAK– result of phase 1 key mixing of Temporal Key MSDU – MAC Service Data Unit and Transmitter Address RSN – Robust Security Network WEP – Wired Equivalent Privacy SA – Source Address WEP IV – Wired Equivalent Privacy Initialization Vector TA – Transmitter Address
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 72 WPA – Data Encryption, cont’d –TKIP implements countermeasures - reduces rate which attacker can make message forgery attempts down to two packets every 60 seconds. –After 60 second timeout new PMK or Groupwise Key generated, depending on which attacked – ensures attacker cannot obtain information from attacked key. –Countermeasures bound probability of successful forgery and amount of information attacker can learn about a key. –TKIP is made available as firmware or software upgrade to existing legacy hardware. TKIP eliminates having to replace existing hardware or having to purchase new hardware.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 74 BlueTooth- Some Specifications Uses unlicensed 2.402 - 2.480 GHz frequency range Frequency hopping spread spectrum 79 hops separated by 1 MHz Maximum frequency hopping rate: 1600 hops/sec Nominal range: 10 cm to 10 meters Nominal antenna power: 0 dBm One complete Bluetooth data packet can be transmitted within each 625 msec hop slot.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 75 Potential Bluetooth Markets
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 76 Bluetooth Market Forecast Nov’03: 100M Bluetooth compliant devices worldwide
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 77 Bluetooth Protocol Stack Adopted Protocols –PPP(Point-To-Point Protocol) –TCP/UDP/IP –OBEX-Session Protocol for IrDA(Infrared Data Association) –Contents Fromat(e.g. vCard, vCalendar) –WAP-Wireless Application Protocol
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 78 Bluetooth Security Supports Unidirectional or Mutual Encryption based on a Secret Link key Shared Between Two Devices Security Defined In 3 modes: –Mode1- No Security –Mode 2 - Service Level Security: Not Established Before Channel is Established at L2CAP –Mode 3 - Link Level Security: Device Initiates Security Before LMP Link is Setup Devices and Services can be Set for Different Levels of Security –Two Trust Levels are Set for Devices Trusted Device: Fixed Relationship and Unrestricted Access to All Services Untrusted: No Permanent relationship and Restricted Services
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 79 Bluetooth Security Devices and Services can be Set for Different Levels of Security –Two Trust Levels are Set for Devices Trusted Device: Fixed Relationship and Unrestricted Access to All Services Untrusted: No Permanent relationship and Restricted Services
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 80 Bluetooth Security 3 Levels of Service Access –Require Authorization and Authenication –Require Authentication Only –Default Security for Legacy Applications
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 81 But is this Wireless Link Secure? Newsflash: Jan 2001: Norwegian “hackers” crack a Bluetooth transmission
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 82 Analysis of a BlueTooth Transmission High overhead?
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 83 802.15.4/Zigbee?
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 84 IEEE 802.15.4 standard Includes layers up to and including Link Layer Control –LLC is standardized in 802.1 Supports multiple network topologies including Star, Cluster Tree and Mesh IEEE 802.15.4 MAC IEEE 802.15.4 LLC IEEE 802.2 LLC, Type I IEEE 802.15.4 2400 MHz PHY IEEE 802.15.4 868/915 MHz PHY Data Link Controller (DLC) Networking App Layer (NWK) ZigBee Application Framework Features of the MAC: Association/dissociation, ACK, frame delivery, channel access mechanism, frame validation, guaranteed time slot management, beacon management, channel scan Low complexity: 26 primitives versus 131 primitives for 802.15.1 (Bluetooth)
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 85 PHY overview Speed –20, 40 or 250 kbps Channels –1 channel in the 868MHz band –10 channels in the 915MHz band –16 channels in the 2.4GHz band Modulation –BPSK (868MHz/20kbs) –BPSK (915MHz/40kbps) –O-QPSK (2.4GHz/250kbps) Coexistence w/ –802.11b DSSS –802.15.1 FHSS –802.15.3 DSSS
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 86 MAC overview Security support Power consumption consideration Dynamic channel selection Network topology –Star topology –p2p topology –cluster-tree network topology
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 87 Device classification Full Function Device (FFD) –Any topology –Can talk to RFDs or other FFDs –Operate in three modes PAN coordinator Coordinator Device. Reduced Function Device (RFD) –Limited to star topology –Can only talk to an FFD (coordinator) –Cannot become a coordinator –Unnecessary to send large amounts of data –Extremely simple –Can be implemented using minimal resources and memory capacity
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 88 Transmission management Acknowledgement –No ACK –ACK –Retransmission –Duplicate detection Indirect transmission
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 89 Security Unsecured mode ACL mode –Access control Secured mode –Access control –Data encryption –Frame integrity –Sequential freshness
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 90 Scalable Security Assume the attacker can deploy own nodes (can create a “ring” at some distance from controller)[Wisenet 2003] Enemy nodes “mimick” the mesh nodes; they ACK the “health inquiry” as if everything was OK – but they do not forward to the rest of the net The rest of the network is virtually cut off from inspection by controller Need secure key and a random seed that changes at each round
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 91 What About: 1451.5? 1xRTT? SAT? CDPD? Others? No time this morning!
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 92 Outline: 1. Security? Who needs it? 2. How is security achieved in a wired channel? 3. The Situation for Wireless (its RF in an industrial setting. Spectrum, modulation, encryption, spatial…) 4. Security within various Wireless Delivery Schemes (cellular, WiFi, 802.15.4, Bluetooth, others…) 5. An Integrated Solution 6. The Big Review
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 93 Integrated Industrial Networks? There are SO many technical questions: such as… If the sensor network is to integrate into an industrial setting, then you should be cognizant of the Industrial Networking arena.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 94 Industrial Device Network Topology Typically, three layers of networking make up enterprisewide networks. Ethernet acts as the company's intranet backbone, and it's linked to controllers or industrial PCs, which supply strategic data to the enterprise. An industrial network, or fieldbus, links sensors and smart devices. A gateway (not uncommon in a large system with lots of devices) links devices that have only RS-232 or RS- 485 ports to the fieldbus system.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 95 Industrial Device Networks General characteristics for industrial device networks have arisen. Obviously the complexity of the network increases as the functionality is increased.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 96 Classification of Industrial Networks Three logical groupings of instrumentation networks used in an industrial setting. There are over 100 different proprietary networks in the field.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 97 Inside Security Incident Employee attacks PLC in another plant area over PLC highway. Password changed to obscenity, blocking legitimate maintenance and forcing process shutdown. * Source: BCIT Industrial Security Incident Database (ISID) Disgruntled Employee PLC Steam PlantPaper Plant Plant Highway
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 98 Network Positioning - Functionality + Ethernet TCP/IP - Cost + + Complexity - - Data + DeviceNet Other CAN SDS Fieldbus H1 Profibus-PA Modbus HART Profibus-DP Interbus-S Remote I/O Profibus-FMS Data Highway+ Modbus Plus ASi, Seriplex, Hardwiring, RS485 etc. ControlNet Foundation Fieldbus H2
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 99 Too Focused on Internet Issues? Myth #1: Our SCADA/PLC/DCS is safe if we don’t connect to the Internet. Myth #2: Our Internet firewall will protect our control systems. Myth #3: Our IT department understands process control issues and security.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 100 Is Industrial Comm Security Too Focused on Internet Issues? Field Devices Control Network SCAD A Programming Stations PLC Remote Engineering Production Planning Manufacturing Logistics Enterprise Resource Planning Process Historian Enterprise Network Internet Firewall Ethernet Production Networks ))))) Handheld Operator Terminal Modem OEM 802.11 WLAN Source (used by permission): Interface Technologies, Windsor, CT, 2002 WarDialing Attack
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 101 Outline: 1. Security? Who needs it? 2. How is security achieved in a wired channel? 3. The Situation for Wireless (its RF in an industrial setting. Spectrum, modulation, encryption, spatial…) 4. Security within various Wireless Delivery Schemes (cellular, WiFi, 802.15.4, Bluetooth, others…) 5. An Integrated Solution 6. The Big Review
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 102 Bit Rate vs. Quality of Service How Many Bits are Needed? The more bits you xmit, the more power you consume!
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 103 Coding vs. Quality of Service Is Coding Really Necessary?
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 104 Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 105 Comparing Wireless Tech.RangeRF Power Battery life Numbers In Area DSSSMediumLowlongestHigh FHSSLongHighShortMedium UWBMediumLowestshortHigh Narrow band LongesthighestshortLowest
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 106 Technology Beats Marketing in Performance!
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 107 Statistics on Types of Attacks *Source: “2002 CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey” Computer Security Institute - www.gocsi.com/losses. % of Respondents
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 108 Optimization of Security vs. Cost Risk reduction is balanced against the cost of security counter measures to mitigate the risk. Security Level Cost ($) Cost of Security Countermeasures Cost of Security Breaches Optimal Level of Security at Minimum Cost
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 109 Risk in Safety vs. Risk in Security Safety Definition: “Risk is a measure of human injury, environmental damage, or economic loss in terms of both the incident likelihood and the magnitude of the loss or injury.” Security Definition: “Risk is an expression of the likelihood that a defined threat will exploit a specific vulnerability of a particular attractive target or combination of targets to cause a given set of consequences.” *Source: CSPP Guidelines For Analyzing And Managing The Security Vulnerabilities Of Fixed Chemical Sites
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 110 Firewall Architectures The external router blocks attempts to use the underlying IP layer to break security (e.g. IP spoofing, source routing, packet fragments, etc) and forces all traffic to the proxy. The proxy firewall handles potential security holes in the higher layer protocols. The internal router blocks all traffic except to the proxy server. Internal Router Internet External Router
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 111 There’s lot of “Wireless” From cellphones to PDAs to WiFi to Satellite-based
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 112 Wireless LAN Standards
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 113 Existing/Developing IEEE 802.11 Standards 802.11- 802.11a – 802.11b – 802.11e – 802.11f – 802.11g – 802.11h – 802.11i – 802.1x – 802.15 – 802.16 – Frequency Hopping/DSSS 54Mbps / HyperLAN (1999) 11Mbps Quality of Service Point 2 Point Roaming (2003) 54Mbps European Inspired Changes (Q2,2004) New Encryption Protocols (Q2,2004) Port Based Network Access Personal Area Network (WPAN) Wireless Metropolitan Area Network (WMAN)
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 114 PicoCell BTS Noise Floor Lifter 6 MCU GSM SERVER On-Board Network Integration SDU Wireless Backbone for Inflight “Entertainment” …and we haven’t even touched on RFID!
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 115 There’s lot of “Wireless” And it all needs to feel more Secure!
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 116 For a real review of networking security… Take Eric Byrnes ISA course IC32C…
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 117 Will History Repeat? analog cellphones: AMPS1980 1990 2000 analog cloning, scanners fraud pervasive & costly digital: TDMA, GSM TDMA eavesdropping [Bar] more TDMA flaws [WSK] GSM cloneable [BGW] GSM eavesdropping [BSW,BGW] Future: 3 rd gen.: 3GPP, … Cellular networks 802.11, WEP 2001 2002 WEP broken [BGW] WEP badly broken [FMS] WPA 2000 1999 Future: 802.11i 2003 attacks pervasive wireless networks Proprietary systems 2002 1451, 802.15.4, TinyOS Future: ??? 2003 sensor networks wireless security: not just 802.11
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 118 PATRIOT (Provide Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) Legally classifies many hacking attacks as acts of terrorism PATRIOT Act
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 119 So… If Nothing else, at least PLEASE do this for your WiFi System! WLAN Security Countermeasures Conduct site survey Identify areas of signal strength and weakness Do a “walkaround” with NetStumbler Document and shut down rogue access points Document and shut down unauthorized wireless NICs AND TURN ON SOME LEVEL OF THE PROVIDED PROTECTION!
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 120 Oh… And don’t forget that as you layer in all of these wacky encryption schemes and CDMA and DSSS and…and… that it takes some joules to actually implement this. So if your wireless network has primepower (a.k.a. AC) you’re ok. But if you’re going off a battery then it’s a tradeoff of security versus Power Consumption You Choose that one!
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 121...and in the end......or... Two potential forms of wireless sensor networks. And they should both be secure! HoneyBee with RFID BumbleBee with RF xcvr
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 122 Outline: 1. Security? Who needs it? 2. How is security achieved in a wired channel? 3. The Situation for Wireless (its RF in an industrial setting. Spectrum, modulation, encryption, spatial…) 4. Security within various Wireless Delivery Schemes (cellular, WiFi, 802.15.4, Bluetooth, others…) 5. An Integrated Solution 6. The Big Review 7. Glossary and References
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 123 Glossary 10BASE-T: IEEE 802.3 standard for a twisted-pair Ethernet network. 10 Mbps transmission rate over baseband using unshielded, twisted- pair cable. 802.11: The IEEE 802.11 standard defines both frequency hopping and direct sequence spread spectrum solutions for use in the 2.4-2.5 MHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific, Medical) band. 802.11a: The Global System for Mobile Communications standard for worldwide wireless communications on wide area networks (WANs). 802.11b: The portion of the 802.11 specification that defines the 11 Mbps data rate. A Access Point: Provides a bridge between Ethernet wired LANs and the wireless network. Access points are the connectivity point between Ethernet wired networks and devices (laptops, hand-held computers, point-of-sale terminals) equipped with a wireless LAN adapter card. Analog phone: Comes from the word "analogous," which means similar to. In telephone transmission, the signal being transmitted from the phone—voice, video or image—is analogous to the original signal. Antenna-Directional: Transmits and receives radio waves off the front of the antenna. The power behind and to the sides of the antenna is reduced. The coverage area is oval with the antenna at one of the narrow ends. Typical directional antenna beam width angles are from 90° (somewhat directional) to as little as 20°(very directional). A directional antenna directs power to concentrate the coverage pattern in a particular direction. The antenna direction is specified by the angle of the coverage pattern called the beam width. Antenna-Omni-directional: Transmits and receives radio waves in all directions. The coverage area is circular with the antenna at the center. Omni-directional antennas are also referred to as whip or low-profile antennas. Association: The process of determining the viability of the wireless connection and establishing a wireless network's root and designated access points. A mobile unit associates with its wireless network as soon as it is powered on or moves into range. ATM: Asynchronous Transfer Mode. A type of high-speed wide area network.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 124 Glossary B Backbone: A network that interconnects other networks, employing high-speed transmission paths and often spanning a large geographic area. Bandwidth: The range of frequencies, expressed in hertz (Hz), that can pass over a given transmission channel. The bandwidth determines the rate at which information can be transmitted through the circuit. Bandwidth Management: Functionality that allocates and manages RF traffic by preventing unwanted frames from being processed by the access point. BC/MC: Broadcast frames; Multicast frames Beacon: A uniframe system packet broadcast by the AP to keep the network synchronized. A beacon Includes the Net_ID (ESSID), the AP address, the Broadcast destination addresses, a time stamp, a DTIM (Delivery Traffic Indicator Maps) and the TIM (Traffic Indicator Message). BFA Antenna Connector: Miniature coaxial antenna connector manufactured by MuRata Manufacturing Corporation. Bluetooth: See Wireless Personal Area Networks. Bridge: A device that connects two LANs of the same or dissimilar types. It operates at the Data Link Layer, as opposed to routers. The bridge provides fast connection of two collocated LAN segments that appear as one logical network through the bridge. Buffer: A segment of computer memory used to hold data while it is being processed.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 125 Glossary C CAM: Continuously Aware Mode: Mode in which the adapter is instructed to continually check for network activity. Card and Socket Services: Packages that work with the host computer operating system, enabling the Wireless LAN adapter to interface with host computer configuration and power management functions. Cellular Phone: Low-powered, duplex, radio/telephone that operates between 800 and 900 MHz, using multiple transceiver sites linked to a central computer for coordination. The sites, or "cells," cover a range of one to six or more miles in each direction. Centrex: Business telephone service offered by a local telephone company from a local telephone company office. Centrex is basically a single line phone system leased to businesses as a substitute for a business that is buying or leasing its own on-premises phone system or PBX. CDMA and TDMA: The Code Division Multiple Access and Time Division Multiple Access standard for wireless communications on wide area networks (WANs) in North America. Circuit switching: The process of setting up and keeping a circuit open between two or more users so that users have exclusive and full use of the circuit until the connection is released. Client: A computer that accesses the resources of a server. Client/Server: A network system design in which a processor or computer designated as a server (such as a file server or database server) provides services to other client processors or computers. CODEC: Coder-Decoder. Audio compression/decompression algorithm that is designed to offer excellent audio performance. Converts voice signals from their analog form to digital signals acceptable to modern digital PBXs and digital transmission systems. It then converts those digital signals back to analog so that you may hear and understand what the other person is saying. Computer Telephony Integration: Technology that integrates computer intelligence with making, receiving, and managing telephone calls. Computer telephony integrates messaging, real-time connectivity, and transaction processing and information access.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 126 Glossary D Data Terminal: Computer transmit and receive equipment, including a wide variety of dumb terminals or terminals without embedded intelligence in the form of programmed logic. Most data terminals provide a user interface to a more capable host computer, such as a mainframe or midrange computer. Decryption: Decryption is the decoding and unscrambling of received encrypted data. The same device, host computer or front-end processor, usually performs both encryption and decryption. Desktop Conferencing: A telecommunications facility or service on a PC that permits callers from several diverse locations to be connected together for a conference call. Digital Phone System: Proprietary phone system provided by a vendor, such as AT&T, Mitel, Northern Telecom, and so on. The signal being transmitted in a digital phone system is the same as the signal being transmitted in an analog phone system. The system can consist of a proprietary PBX system that converts voice signals from their analog form to digital signals, and then converts those digital signals back to analog. Alternatively, the conversion from analog-to-digital can occur in a digital phone. Direct Inward Dialing: DID. The ability for a caller outside a company to call an internal extension without having to pass through an operator or attendant. In large PBX systems, the dialed digits are passed from the PSTN to the PBX, which then completes the call. Direct-Sequence (DS) Spread Spectrum: Direct sequence transmits data by generating a redundant bit pattern for each bit of information sent. Commonly referred to as a "chip" or "chipping code," this bit pattern numbers 10 chips to one per bit of information. Compared with frequency hopping, direct sequence has higher throughput, wider range and is upgradable in the 2.4GHz band. Diversity Reception: The use of two antennas attached to a single access point to improve radio reception. The second antenna is used only for receiving radio signals, while the primary is used for both transmitting and receiving. Driver: A program routine that links a peripheral device, such as a mobile unit's radio card, to the computer system.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 127 Glossary Element-level Management: Level of technologies aimed at small or medium-sized businesses. Encryption: Entails scrambling and coding information, typically with mathematical formulas called algorithms, before the information is transmitted over a network. Ethernet: A local area network used for connecting computers, printers, workstations, terminals, servers, and so on, within the same building or campus. Ethernet operates over twisted wire and over coaxial cable at speeds up to 100 Mbps, with 1 Gbps speeds coming soon. Filtering: Prevents user-defined frames from being processed by the access point. Fragmentation Threshold: The maximum size for directed data packets transmitted over the radio. Larger frames fragment into several packets this size or smaller before transmission over the radio. The receiving station reassembles the transmitted fragments. Frame Mode: A communications protocol supported by the OEM Modules. The frame protocol implements asynchronous serial Point-to-Point (PPP) frames similar to those used by serial Internet protocols. Frequency Hopping (FH) Spread Spectrum: Hedy Lamarr, the actress, is credited in name only for inventing frequency hopping during World War II. As its label suggests, frequency hopping transmits using a narrowband carrier that changes frequency in a given pattern. There are 79 channels in a 2.4GHz ISM band, each channel occupying 1MHz of bandwidth. A minimum hop rate of 2.5 hops per channel per second is required in the United States. Frequency hopping technology is recognized as superior to direct sequence in terms of echo resistance, interference immunity, cost and ease-of-installation. To date, there has also been a greater selection of WLAN products from which to chose. FTP (File Transfer Protocol): A common Internet protocol used for transferring files from a server to the Internet user. It uses TCP/IP commands. Gain, dBi: Antenna gain, expressed in decibels referenced to a half wave dipole. Gain, dBi: Antenna gain, expressed in decibels referenced to a theoretical isotropic radiator. Gain, dBic: Antenna gain, expressed in decibels referenced to a theoretical isotropic radiator that is circularly polarized. Gatekeeper: Software that performs two important functions to maintain the robustness of the network: address translation and bandwidth management. Gatekeepers map LAN aliases to IP addresses and provide address lookups when needed. Gateway: Optional element in an H.323 conference. Gateways bridge H.323 conferences to other networks, communications protocols, and multimedia formats. Gateways are not required if connections to other networks or non-H.323 compliant terminals are not needed. GHz: International unit for measuring frequency is Hertz (Hz), which is equivalent to the older unit of cycles per second. One Gigahertz (GHz) is one billion Hertz. Microwave ovens typically operate at 2.45 GHz. GSM: The Global System for Mobile Communications standard for worldwide wireless communications on wide area networks (WANs).
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 128 Glossary H.323: An umbrella standard from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) that addresses call control, multimedia management, and bandwidth management for point-to-point and multi-point conferences, as well as interfaces between LANs and other networks. The most popular standard currently in use. Handheld PC (HPC): The term adopted by Microsoft and its supporters to describe handheld computers employing Microsoft's Windows CE operating system. Interactive Voice Response: System used to access a database access application using a telephone. The voice processing acts as a front-end to appropriate databases that reside on general purpose computers. For instance, DTMF (touch tone) input of a Personal Identification Number can be required for access or more unusual and expensive techniques such as voice recognition and voice print matching. Internet: World's largest network, often referred to as the Information Superhighway. The Internet is a virtual network based on packet switching technology. The participants on the Internet and its topology change on a daily basis. Internet Commerce: Electronic business transactions that occur over the Internet. Samples of Internet commerce applications include electronic banking, airline reservation systems, and Internet malls. Internet Phone: Device used to transmit voice over the Internet, bypassing the traditional PSTN and saving money in the process. An Internet phone can be a small phone (such as the NetVision Phone) or a multimedia PC with a microphone, speaker, and modem. Interoperability: The ability of equipment or software to operate properly in a mixed environment of hardware and software, from different vendors. Enabled by the IEEE 802.11 open standard. IP (Internet Protocol): The Internet standard protocol that defines the Internet datagram as the unit of information passed across the Internet. Provides the basis of the Internet connection-less- best-effort packet delivery service. The Internet protocol suite is often referred to as TCP/IP because IP is one of the two fundamental protocols. International Roaming: Ability to use one adapter worldwide. Intranet: A private network that uses Internet software and Internet standards. In essence, an intranet is a private Internet reserved for use by people who have been given the authority and passwords necessary to use that network. ISDN: Integrated Services Digital Network. Emerging network technology offered by local phone companies that is designed for digital communications, computer telephony, and voice processing systems. ISM Band: ISM bands--instrumental (902-928MHz), science (2.4-2.4835GHz), and medical (5.725-5.850GHz)--are the radio frequency bands allocated by the FCC for unlicensed continuous operations for up to 1W. The most recent band approved by the FCC for WLANs was the medical band in January 1997. ITU: International Telecommunications Union. Standards body that defined H.323 and other international standards. Jitter: Noise on a communications line which is based on phase hits, causing potential phase distortions and bit errors..
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 129 Glossary Kerberos: A widely deployed security protocol that was developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to authenticate users and clients in a wired network environment and to securely distribute encryption keys. Key Telephone System: A system in which the telephone has multiple buttons permitting the user to directly select central office phone lines and intercom lines. Key phone systems are most often found in relatively small business environments, typically around 50 telephones. Layer: A protocol that interacts with other protocols as part of an overall transmission system. LPD (Line Printer Daemon): A TCP-based protocol typically used between a Unix server and a printer driver. Data is received from the network connection and sent out over the serial port. MAC (Media Access Control): Part of the Data Link Layer, as defined by the IEEE, this sublayer contains protocols for gaining orderly access to cable or wireless media. MD5 Encryption: An authentication methodology when MU is in foreign subnet. MIB (Management Information Base): An SNMP structure that describes the specific device being monitored by the remote-monitoring program. Microcell: A bounded physical space in which a number of wireless devices can communicate. Because it is possible to have overlapping cells as well as isolated cells, the boundaries of the cell are established by some rule or convention. Modem: Equipment that converts digital signals to analog signals and vice versa. Modems are used to send digital data signals over the analog PSTN. MMCX Antenna Connector: Miniature coaxial antenna connector in use by several major wireless vendors. Mobile IP: The ability of the mobile unit to communicate with the other host using only its home IP address, after changing its point of attachment to the Internet and intranet. Mobile Unit (MU): May be a Symbol Spectrum24 terminal, PC Card and PCI adapter, bar-code scanner, third-party device, and other Mobile Unit Mode: In this mode, the WLAN adapter connects to an access point (AP) or another WLAN installed system, allowing the device to roam freely between AP cells in the network. Mobile units appear as network nodes to other devices. Modulation: Any of several techniques for combining user information with a transmitter's carrier signal. Multipath: The signal variation caused when radio signals take multiple paths from transmitter to receiver. Multipath Fading: A type of fading caused by signals taking different paths from the transmitter to the receiver and, consequently, interfering with each other.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 130 Glossary Node: A network junction such as a switch or a routing center. Packet Switching: Refers to sending data in packets through a network to some remote location. In a packet switched network, no circuit is left open on a dedicated basis. Packet switching is a data switching technique only. PBX Phone System: Private Branch eXchange. Small version of the phone company's larger central switching office. An alternative to a PBX is to subscribe to a local telephone company's Centrex service. PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) PC Card: A credit card-size device used in laptop computers and available as removable network adapters. PCS (Personal Communications Service): A new, lower powered, higher-frequency competitive technology to cellular. Whereas cellular typically operates in the 800- 900 MHz range, PCS operates in the 1.5 to 1.8 GHz range. The idea with PCS is that the phone are cheaper, have less range, and are digital. The cells are smaller and closer together, and airtime is cheaper. Peer-to-peer Network: A network design in which each computer shares and uses devices on an equal basis. Ping: A troubleshooting TCP/IP application that sends out a test message to a network device to measure the response time. PLD (Data Link Protocol): A raw packet protocol based on the Ethernet frame format. All frames are sent to the wireless network verbatim--should be used with care as improperly formatted data can go through with undesirable consequences. Plug and Play: A feature that allows a computer to recognize the PCI adapter and configure the hardware interrupt, memory, and device recognition addresses; requires less user interaction and minimizes hardware conflicts. Pocket PC: The term adopted by Microsoft and its supporters to describe handheld computers employing Microsoft's Pocket PC operating system. Point-of-Sale Device: A special type of equipment that is used to collect and store retail sales data. This device may be connected to a bar code reader and it may query a central computer for the current price of that item. POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service): The basic service supplying standard single line telephones, telephone lines, and access to the public switched telephone network. Power Management: Algorithms that allow the adapter to sleep between checking for network activity, thus conserving power. PSP (Power Save Polling): stations power off their radios for long periods. When a mobile unit in PSP mode associates with an access point, it notifies the AP of its activity status. The AP responds by buffering packets received for the MU. PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network): Refers to the worldwide voice telephone network accessible to all those with telephones and access privileges. In the U.S., the PSTN is provided by AT&T.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 131 Glossary QoS (Quality of Service): Measure of the telephone service quality provided to a subscriber. QoS refers to things like: Is the call easy to hear? Is it clear? Is it loud enough? RBOC (Regional Bell Operating Company): One of the seven Bell operating companies set up after the divestiture of AT&T, each of which own two or more Bell Operating Companies (BOCs). Roaming: Movement of a wireless node between two microcells. Roaming usually occurs in infrastructure networks built around multiple access points. Repeater: A device used to extend cabling distances by regenerating signals. Router: The main device in any modern network that routes data blocks from source to destination using routing tables and determining the best path dynamically. It functions as an addressable entity on the LAN and is the basic building block of the Internet. SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol): The network management protocol of choice for TCP/IP based intranets. Defines the method for obtaining information about network operating characteristics, change parameters for routers and gateways. Scanning: A periodic process where the mobile unit sends out probe messages on all frequencies defined by the country code. The statistics enable a mobile unit to re- associate by synchronizing its frequency to the AP. The MU continues communicating with that access point until it needs to switch cells or roam. Site Survey: Physical environment survey to determine the placement of access points and antennas, as well as the number of devices necessary to provide optimal coverage, in a new or expanding installation. Spread Spectrum: A transmission technique developed by the U.S. military in World War II to provide secure voice communications, spread spectrum is the most commonly used WLAN technology today. It provides security by "spreading" the signal over a range of frequencies. The signal is manipulated in the transmitter so that the bandwidth becomes wider than the actual information bandwidth. De-spreading the signal is impossible for those not aware of the spreading parameters; to them, the signal sounds like background noise. Interference from narrowband signals is also minimized to background noise when it is de-spread by the receiver. Two types of spread spectrum exist: direct sequence and frequency hopping. Stream Mode: A communications protocol supported only by the Telnet and TCP protocols. Stream mode transfers serial characters as they are received by encapsulating them in a packet and sending them to the host.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 132 Glossary T1: A type of dedicated digital leased-line available from a public telephone provider with a capacity of 1.544 Mbps. A T1 line can normally handle 24 voice conversations, each one digitized at 64 Kbps. With more advanced digital voice encoding techniques, it can handle more voice channels. T1 is the standard for digital transmission in the U.S. Canada, Hong Kong, and Japan. TCP/IP: Networking protocol that provides communication across interconnected networks, between computers with diverse hardware architectures, and various operating systems. TCP/IP is used in the industry to refer to the family of common Internet protocols. TCP (Transport Communication Protocol): Controls the transfer of data from one client to one host, providing the mechanism for connection maintenance, flow control, retries, and time-outs. Telnet (Terminal Emulation Protocol): A protocol that uses the TCP/IP networking protocol as a reliable transport mechanism. Considered extremely stable. Terminal: An endpoint, which provides for real-time, two-way communications with another terminal, gateway, or mobile unit. Token Ring: A ring type of local area network (LAN) in which a supervisory frame, or token, must be received by an attached terminal or workstation before that terminal or workstation can start transmitting. Token ring is the technique used by IBM and others. UDP (User Datagram Protocol): UDP/IP is a connection-less protocol that describes how messages reach application programs running in the destination machine; provides low overhead and fast response and is well suited for high-bandwidth applications. Video Conferencing: Video and audio communication between two or more people via a video CODEC (coder/decoder) at either end and linked by digital circuits. Voice Mail System: Device or system that records, stores, and retrieves voice messages. The two types of voice mail devices are those which are "stand alone" and those which offer some integration with the user's phone system. Wi-Fi: A logo granted as the "seal of interoperability" by the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA). Only select wireless networking products possess this characteristic of IEEE802.11b. Wireless AP Support: Access Point functions as a bridge to connect two Ethernet LANs.
ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 133 Glossary Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN): A wireless LAN is a data communications system providing wireless peer-to-peer (PC-to-PC, PC-to-hub, or printer-to-hub) and point-to-point (LAN-to-LAN) connectivity within a building or campus. In place of TP or coaxial wires or optical fiber as used in a conventional LAN, WLANs transmit and receive data over electromagnetic waves. WLANs perform traditional network communications functions such as file transfer, peripheral sharing, e-mail, and database access as well as augmenting wired LANs. WLANs must include NICs (adapters) and access points (in-building bridges), and for campus communications building-to-building (LAN-LAN) bridges. Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN): Personal area networks are based on a global specification called Bluetooth which uses radio frequency to transmit voice and data. Over a short range, this cable-replacement technology wirelessly and transparently synchronizes data across devices and creates access to networks and the Internet. Bluetooth is ideal for mobile professionals who need to link notebook computers, mobile phones, PDAs, PIMs, and other hand-held devices to do business at home, on the road, and in the office. Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN): Wide area networks utilize digital mobile phone systems to access data and information from any location in the range of a cell tower connected to a data-enabled network. Using the mobile phone as a modem, a mobile computing device such as a notebook computer, PDA, or a device with a stand-alone radio card, can receive and send information from a network, your corporate intranet, or the Internet.
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ISA Wireless Security, P. Fuhr 136 Questions? Comments?