Publication Date

Fall 2010

Document Type

Project Summary

Degree Name

Master of Science


Computer Science

First Advisor

Dingbang Xu, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Yun-Yau (Steve) Shih, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

(Clare) Xueqing Tang, Ph.D.


I intend to make a survey in wireless data security since wireless networks are very common, both for organizations and individuals. Many laptop computers have wireless cards pre-installed. The ability to enter a wireless network has great benefits. However, wireless networking has many security issues. Hackers have found wireless networks relatively easy to break into, and even use wireless technology to crack into wired network. As a result, it's very important that enterprises define effective wireless security policies that guard against unauthorized access to important resources.

My survey research may involve these following aspects: wireless network architecture, data security in wireless networks, secure data storage in wireless networks and so forth.