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Security in Social Wireless Networks. Omer Nawaz. Introduction. Studies Masters in Computer Science from IIU Islamabad , Pakistan Masters in EE (Internet Systems) from BTH Karlskrona , Sweden (2009-2011) PhD (ongoing BTH) Working Experience

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  • Studies
    • Masters in Computer Science from IIU Islamabad, Pakistan
    • Masters in EE (Internet Systems) from BTH Karlskrona, Sweden (2009-2011)
    • PhD (ongoing BTH)
  • Working Experience
    • Software developer at AIS Technologies, STP Islamabad for about 2 years
    • Lecturer at University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan (involved with courses related to Network Programming)
    • Research at Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS)
social wireless networks secure identification swin
Social Wireless Networks Secure Identification (SWiN)
  • Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) in Collaboration with Sony Ericsson and Ericsson AB
  • Three Target Areas:
    • Authentication
    • Privacy in Social Networks
    • Android security
mobile social networks potential
Mobile Social Networks Potential
  • Growth at an astounding rate
  • According to a survey conducted in US in 2011 about internet access [1], 72% of the total share is wireless from just 17% three years ago
  • WHY
    • Nominal subscribing charges especially in North America
    • Mid range smart phones
    • Ease of personalization i.e. change of language, themes, settings etc.
    • Exclusive applications (camera) and gaming designed for users on the go
  • Future Trends
    • Demand for professional business networking
    • Decentralization of social networks
    • Offline Synchronization
security challenges
Security Challenges
  • Secure Registration and Authentication
    • Strong authentication procedures eradicating both active and passive threats
    • Authorized client should register new members in offline mode
    • Support for online, gateway and offline mode
    • Confidentiality and Integrity on non-trusted media and collaboration with open compromised network
      • Profiles
    • Unlike traditional online networks, profile support with ease of setup
    • Support for explicit security settings for high flexibility
secure design basics
Secure Design Basics
  • Online Mode
    • Authentication (AuthCert), Signing(SignCert) and Social (SocialCert) certificates
    • User Profile Management
  • Offline Mode (Users of different social groups)
    • Secure Device Pairing
    • Sharing of Signing Certificate and Authentication Vector
  • Offline Mode (Users of same social groups)
    • Sharing of Signing and Social Certificates
    • Data encryption using shared public key
current and future work
Current and future work
  • Performance evaluation of virtualized networks
  • Safe Virtualization

[1] GIGaom,

[2] Social Media Trends,