Security Analysis of LoRaWAN

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Security Analysis of LoRaWAN

*** Background ***

LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) technology is in its booming stage and would be very aggressively used worldwide. Therefore, many companies and
institutions are investing on LPWAN technology these days. LoRaWAN is one of the highly selected LPWAN technologies (the others are ZigBee, 3G/4G/5G Cellular Network, etc.), which has both industry (Semtech, Loriot, Senet, just namely a few) and community support (“The Things Network”). It would be wise to select LoRaWAN as LPWAN enabling technology due to its low cost, end-device energy efficiency and very available technical support.

*** Goals ***

The goals of this project are:

  1. To perform learning activities on LoRaWAN network.
  2. Excelling on low-end device programming so that LPWAN network functionalities can be run on these devices.
  3. Investigating the security issues associated with LoRaWAN network.

More specifically, the concrete goals of the project are:

  • Learning how LoRaWAN network operates
  • Programming low-end devices (such as Arduino, Waspmote and Raspberry Pi) so that they can communicate on LoRaWAN network
  • Performing regular LoRaWAN network data delivery tests on low-end devices (such as Arduino, Waspmote and Raspberry Pi) and delivering the results
  • Performing security related (privacy, confidentiality, integrity, availability) LoRaWAN network data delivery tests on low-end devices (such as Arduino, Waspmote and Raspberry Pi) and delivering the results
  • Evaluate the end results and propose future work

*** Deliverables (apart from the regulations for Master thesis) ***

  1. Proposed solution and project method, including detailed time plan
  2. Complete code for low-end device implementation
  3. Written technical report describing each step in details
Date range: 
September, 2019 to September, 2023