HamWAN: Running Secure Networks on Amateur Radio presented at ToorCamp 2014

by Bart Kus,

Summary : The FCC rules of using Amateur Radio spectrum are unique in that they explicitly forbid encryption. How then does one stand a chance of implementing a modern secure network with such a restriction? This talk outlines some of the unique solutions HamWAN had to devise to ensure compliance while providing a strict security model, which includes identity and integrity all without secrecy. We’ll also cover open problems which some of you may have solutions for! Amateur radio offers a lot of spectrum for free. It’s up to us to figure out how to make networks compatible with it so it’s useful in the digital age.