Managing bring your own device services in campus wireless networks

Yi-Chih Kao*, Yung-Chia Chang, Ruay Shiung Chang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We consider the security issues associated with bring your own device (BYOD) services on campus. More than 70% of the cyber users at the studied university access wireless campus networks through BYOD. Although wireless access is convenient for users, its network management remains a problem. We analyze existing BYOD solutions that are applicable only to particular wireless network architectures, that require users to register their devices to a management platform, or that install client software. Moreover, commercial software is often prohibitively expensive for educational institutes. We found that most users enter their usernames and passwords multiple times a day, resulting in inconvenient user authentications. Thus, we propose an EZ-Net BYOD service management system that imposes a fail-through authentication function to an existing wireless local area network mobility controller via multiple externally established authentication servers. This solution requires no client-side configuration and is not limited to any particular brand of wireless network equipment. The solution is evaluated and deployed on campus. The proposed EZ-Net BYOD system saves an average of 60 min of authentication time per month for each user and allows the studied university to save tens of thousands of US dollars on licensing fees for BYOD service management software.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSEC 2015 - 19th International Computer Science and Engineering Conference
Subtitle of host publicationHybrid Cloud Computing: A New Approach for Big Data Era
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467378253
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Feb 2016
Event19th International Computer Science and Engineering Conference, ICSEC 2015 - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 23 Nov 201526 Nov 2015

Publication series

NameICSEC 2015 - 19th International Computer Science and Engineering Conference: Hybrid Cloud Computing: A New Approach for Big Data Era

Conference

Conference19th International Computer Science and Engineering Conference, ICSEC 2015
CountryThailand
CityChiang Mai
Period23/11/1526/11/15

Keywords

  • bring your own device
  • campus networks
  • fail-through authentication
  • security management

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    Kao, Y-C., Chang, Y-C., & Chang, R. S. (2016). Managing bring your own device services in campus wireless networks. In ICSEC 2015 - 19th International Computer Science and Engineering Conference: Hybrid Cloud Computing: A New Approach for Big Data Era [7401456] (ICSEC 2015 - 19th International Computer Science and Engineering Conference: Hybrid Cloud Computing: A New Approach for Big Data Era). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSEC.2015.7401456