This course is also cross listed as CS 6710 - Wireless Networks for students of the BSCS program with concentration in Cyber Operations.
Time and Location: Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:35 - 3:15 pm in Forsyth Building 236
Office hours: Fridays immediately after the course until 16:00
Recent years have seen massive deployment of wireless devices and technologies around us. They are deployed in a wide variety of systems such as telephony, navigation, sensor networks, critical infrastructures etc. With the advent of the Internet of Things and autonomous cyber-physical systems, the proliferation of these wireless systems are only bound to increase. The broadcast nature of wireless technologies and the increased availabiloty of software defined radios have not only improved quality of life but pose significant security challenges. In particular, the course would cover the following topics:
Course Objective: After this course, the students should be able to describe and classify security goals and attacks in modern wireless networks. They should be able to identify the unique security implications of these effects and how to mitigate security issues associated with them.
Fundamental ideas in wireless communications and security notions preferable. Basic Matlab or Python programming skills will help in a couple of take home assignments (however not mandatory). Additional pre-requisites apply as mentioned in the respective course catalog entries.
There won’t be any single text book for this course. Every lecture will contain pointers to recommended reading material. For students who are not familiar with relevant background, the following links/textbooks may help.
|Paper summaries / Discussion||37.5%|
The assignments, paper summaries and the project are to be executed in small teams of 2.
Note: The schedule is tentative and can change due to weather, travel, syllabus coverage speed etc.
|09th Jan||Introduction, Course logistics|
|12th Jan||Wireless Security Basics|
|19th Jan||GNSS Security||Assignment 1 available|
|23rd Jan||Project ideas / GNSS Security|
|26th Jan||Jamming papers discussion|
|30th Jan||GNSS papers discussion|
|2nd Feb||Secure Proximity Verification|
|6th Feb||Project Proposal pitches|
|9th Feb||Related Paper discussion|
|13th Feb||Secure Localization|
|16th Feb||Related Paper discussion|
|20th Feb||No class|
|23rd Feb||Channel based Key establishment|
|27th Feb||Intermediate Project Presentations|
|2nd Mar||Intermediate Project Presentations|
|6th Mar||Spring Break|
|9th Mar||Spring Break|
|13th Mar||Broadcast authentication techniques|
|16th Mar||802.11 security|
|20th Mar||Related Paper Discussion|
|23rd Mar||GSM/UMTS/LTE security|
|27th Mar||Related Paper Discussion|
|30th Mar||Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN)|
|3rd Apr||Related Paper discussion|
|6th Apr||Guest Lecture (TBD)|
|10th Apr||Device Pairing|
|13th Apr||Related paper discussion|
|17th Apr||Wireless signal fingerprinting|
|20th Apr||Related paper discussion|
|24th Apr||Final Project Presentations|
|27th Apr||Final Project Presentations|
This course is largely adopted from similar courses offered at ETH Zurich (Prof. Srdjan Capkun), CMU (Prof. Patrick Tague) and EPFL (Prof. Jean Pierre Hubaux).