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Guidance for Improving LTE-based Mobile Communications Security



Jeffrey Cichonski, Joshua M. Franklin, Michael Bartock, Larry Feldman, Greg Witte


This bulletin summarizes the information found in NIST SP 800-187: Guide to LTE Securtiy, which serves as a guide to the fundamentals of how LTE networks operate and explores the LTE security architecture.
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cellular security, Long Term Evolution, 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), LTE, telecommunications, wireless.


Cichonski, J. , Franklin, J. , Bartock, M. , Feldman, L. and Witte, G. (2018), Guidance for Improving LTE-based Mobile Communications Security, ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed December 2, 2023)
Created January 29, 2018, Updated October 12, 2021