Avoiding The Top Ten Software Security Design Flaws

Join us at IEEE WIE-ILC

As part of the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference, Cisco Women in Science and Engineering group is organizing a micro-hackathon. Come have fun, discuss, collaborate and hack!

Sunday 26 April 2015, 10 am – 4pm
San Jose Marriott
Registration price: $15

This event is open to everyone and not just the conference attendees but is limited to 50 people, so book early.

Special Report: Cybersecurity

The Institute features in-depth articles on the IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative, such as resources, career advice and conferences to watch.

The March issue of The Institute features in-depth articles on the IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative, such as resources, career advice and conferences to watch.

Featured Article

A Denial of Service Attack to UMTS Networks: Using SIM-Less Devices from Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
A fundamental security element in cellular networks is the authentication procedure performed by means of the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) which is required to grant access to network services and, hence, protect the network from unauthorized usage.

We present a new kind of denial-of-service attack based on properly crafted SIM-less devices that, without any kind of authentication and by exploiting some specific features and performance bottlenecks of the UMTS network attachment process, are potentially capable of introducing significant service degradation up to disrupting large sections of the cellular network coverage.

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