Doctoral Dissertations


A new standard in secure networking


Robert Denier


"The growth of networks, both wired and wireless, has brought with it a tremendous increase in flexibility and ease of use in computing. Typical wired networks transmit frames encrypted. This has often been adequate since to intercept packets required to be in physical possession of the wires. Conversely, wireless networks have had encryption designed in from the beginning to protect against unauthorized use and reception of network data. The current encryption standard for wireless networks is wireless equivalent privacy (WEP). It has serious security weaknesses that have been effectively compromised. Newer options are currently available that are believed to not contain the same problems. Unfortunately, any system that shares a common key with many users if fundamentally insecure since it is impossible to trust every user in the system. This paper presents the author's own attempt to present a solution to this problem. This design is based on making a cryptographic layer that processes all network packets before sending it to the physical device for transmission"--Abstract, page iii.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2005


ix, 162 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-157) and index.


© 2005 Robert Denier, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

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Subject Headings

Data encryption (Computer science)
Computer networks -- Security measures
Curves, Elliptic

Thesis Number

T 8714

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