Issues on WLAN Security and Rogue AP Detection

Prof. Souhwan Jung, Soongsil University, Korea



Recently, WLAN security has been an emerging issue again as more people access WiFi for smart work or streaming services in public areas. New threats such as viral WiFi has been spreading wide for stealing private information of those who use WiFi services on the move. Rogue AP's are recognized as one of big threats to the companies that provides managed WiFi services for their employees. Detecting Rogue APs is not an easy problem as attacks through rogue APs evolves very intelligent. In this talk, we will review recent international standards activities on WLAN security and introduce key security issues on WiFi access and Rogue AP, and present recent research trends for detecting rogue APs.


Short Biography

Souhwan Jung (souhwanj@ssu.ac.kr) received the B.S., M.S., degrees in Eletronics Engineering from Seoul National University in 1985, 1987, respectively, and a Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Washington, Seattle, USA, in 1996.

From 1988-1991, he joined Korea Telecom Research Center as a research staff on topics of Electronic Switching Systems. In 1997, he joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information and Communication at Soongsil University, Korea. He worked as a project leader in several security protocol developments such as authentication and key management for network and VoIP applications. He also worked as a Program Manager of Information Security for the Ministry of Knowledge and Economy, Korea Government. He has published more than 100 scientific journals, patents, and standards regarding mobile security, network security, and application security.

He is currently a professor of Faculty with the School of Electronic Engineering, Soongsil University, Korea. His current research interests are in WLAN security, trusted social network services, m2m security, and network security. He is a vice president of Korean Institute of Information Security and Cryptology.