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Title: Analysis and Design of a secure WLAN solution for Cobre Las Cruces
Authors: Jiménez Barranco, Carlos
Director: Ares Angulo, Carlos
Nebrera Herrera, Pablo
Other: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Universidad de Sevilla
Keywords: Wifi
WLC
802.1x
802.11i
Icinga
PKI
aircrack
SSID
security
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Type: Bachelor Thesis
Abstract: Cobre Las Cruces is a renowned copper mining company located in Sevilla, with unexpected problems in wireless communications that have a direct affectation in production. Therefore, the main goals are to improve the WiFi infrastructure, to secure it and to detect and prevent from attacks and from the installation of rogue (and non-authorized) APs. All of that integrated with the current ICT infrastructure. This project has been divided into four phases, although only two of them have been included into the TFC; they are the analysis of the current situation and the design of a WLAN solution. Once the analysis part was finished, some weaknesses were detected. Subjects such as lack of connectivity and control, ignorance about installed WiFi devices and their localization and state and, by and large, the use of weak security mechanisms were some of the problems found. Additionally, due to the fact that the working area became larger and new WiFi infrastructures were added, the first phase took more time than expected. As a result of the detailed analysis, some goals were defined to solve and it was designed a centralized approach able to cope with them. A solution based on 802.11i and 802.1x protocols, digital certificates, a probe system running as IDS/IPS and ligthweight APs in conjunction with a Wireless LAN Controller are the main features.
Language: eng
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/8214
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