Journal of Cyber Security and Mobility: Special issue on Next
generation mobility network security. 
July 2014. (Submission Due March 1st 2014)

Editors: Ashutosh Dutta (AT&T, USA), Ruby Lee (Princeton University,
USA), Neeli R. Prasad (CTIF-USA, Aalborg University, Denmark)

Special issue Co-Guest Editor: Roger Piqueras Jover (AT&T Security
Research Center)

Steering Board: Parag Pruthi (Niksun, USA), H. Vincent Poor (Princeton
University, USA), Ramjee Prasad (CTIF, Aalborg University, Denmark)

The Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the newly adopted standard technology
to offer enhanced capacity and coverage for mobility networks,
providing advanced multimedia services beyond traditional voice and
short messaging traffic for billions of users. This new cellular
communication system introduces a substantial redesign of the network
architecture resulting in the new eUTRAN (Enhanced Universal
Terrestrial Radio Access Network) and the EPC (Enhanced Packet
Core). In this context, the LTE Radio Access Network (RAN) is built
upon a redesigned physical layer and based on an Orthogonal Frequency
Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) modulation, features robust
performance in challenging multipath environments and substantially
improves capacity. Moreover, a new all-IP core architecture is
designed to be more flexible and flatter.

In parallel, the cyber-security landscape has changed drastically over
the last few years. It is now characterized by large scale security
threats such as massive Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS),
the advent of the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and the surge of
mobile malware and fraud. These new threats illustrate the importance
of strengthening the resiliency of mobility networks against security
attacks, ensuring this way full mobility network availability. In this
context, however, the scale of the threat is not the key element
anymore and traditionally overlooked low range threats, such as radio
jamming, should also be included in security studies.

This special issue of the Journal of Cyber Security and Mobility
addresses research advances in mobility threats and new security
applications/architectures for next generation mobility networks. The
main topics of interest of this issue include, but are not limited to,
the following:

- LTE RAN security
- OFDM/OFDMA radio jamming
- Secure wireless communications under malicious interference/jamming
- Mobility security threats based on interoperability with legacy networks
- LTE EPC security
- Mobile malware/botnet impact on RAN/EPC
- Femtocell security threats
- Detection of attacks against mobility networks
- Self Organizing Network (SON) security applications
- WiFi-cellular interoperability threats and security
- Mobile device baseband security

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