[23 Apr 15] HUNTSVILLE, AL Tyler Pugh, BTI’s Internal Research and Development Deputy Program Manager and Corporate Configuration Management Lead, recently published an article on securing wireless mesh networks for UA Huntsville.
Imagine the frustration of living in a rural area with mountains between you and your Internet network. Attempting to use this network may result in a signal that is intermittent or even completely blocked. However, if Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) access points were placed between you and this same Internet network, the signal’s strength would increase.
Despite prime candidacy of WMNs as a technology for next-generation devices, they need to overcome some major security issues. Dr. Seong-Moo (Sam) Yoo, an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, recently led a team to develop a new security framework for the standard Hybrid Wireless Mesh Protocol (HWMP).