5 3G Security Objectives

33.1203GPPSecurity Objectives and PrinciplesTS

In addition to the above principles for 3G security, there are the high level objectives given below. These will be expanded upon in 3G TS 21.133 [6]:

a) to ensure that information generated by or relating to a user is adequately protected against misuse or misappropriation;

b) to ensure that the resources and services provided by serving networks and home environments are adequately protected against misuse or misappropriation;

c) to ensure that the security features standardised are compatible with world-wide availability. (There shall be at least one ciphering algorithm that can be exported on a world-wide basis (in accordance with the Wassenaar agreement));

d) to ensure that the security features are adequately standardised to ensure world-wide interoperability and roaming between different serving networks;

e) to ensure that the level of protection afforded to users and providers of services is better than that provided in contemporary fixed and mobile networks (including GSM);

f) to ensure that the implementation of 3GPP security features and mechanisms can be extended and enhanced as required by new threats and services.