Enhanced Wireless Performance Improves Security

Abstract:

This paper details how the information security community is benefiting from the rapidly growing need for greater wireless performance and capacity. It seems contradictory that increased performance would make a wireless system more secure, given that it is transporting a larger quantity of data, but this may well be the case. The authors assert that this performance improvement, brought on by the Multiple-Input Multiple-Output antennas’ providing multiple spatial streams, causes the eavesdropper to move closer and closer to eavesdrop on the intended wireless communications or, possibly, to give up entirely.


AUTHORS

National Security Agency Fort George G. Meade, MD
U.S.A

Gerald (Gerry) H. Zuelsdorf has been an Engineering and Physical Science Researcher with the Department of Defense for the past 31 years. He earned bachelor’s degrees in Biology (1981) and Electrical Engineering (1986) from the University of Akron, and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering Communications from George Washington University in 1991.

National Security Agency Fort George G. Meade, MD
U.S.A

Dr. Ahmad Ridley currently works as a Researcher for the Department of Defense, applying mathematics to the field of cybersecurity. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 1993, and both master’s (1997) and doctoral (2004) degrees in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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C2
C2S
CDX
CIA
CIP
CPS

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