Focus on challenges in providing secure communication and network services in a variety of wireless systems (personal, vehicles, embedded/IoT, infrastructure, ad hoc). Topics include vulnerabilities, attacks, security mechanisms, and trade-offs at various layers of the network protocol stack, from aspects of physical communication to application and service security issues; examples include jamming, MAC-layer misbehavior, selective packet dropping, decentralized trust and reputation, and cross-layer holistic attacks.
Lecture and project-based
ECE and INI graduate students.
Networking, security, and strong programming background
- Identify and articulate the inherent vulnerabilities of wireless networking in
several traditional and emerging use cases.
- Understand the factors to consider and balance in designing wireless systems,
services, and applications.
- Gain hands-on experience in vulnerability analysis and secure system, service,
or protocol design.
- Participate in a research project in an emerging area relevant to wireless
Faculty and instructors who have taught this course in the past