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Communication technologies and security in IoT

Individual course

Max amount of FITech students: 20

The course covers

  • fundamental concepts and principles of the low-power wireless communication technologies and narrowband transmission,
  • IoT system architecture and its components (IPv6 compatible IoT end devices, mobile edge computing, access points, cellular communication, cloud services),
  • licensed and unlicensed spectrum based low-power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies,
  • ultra-reliable low-latency communication,
  • security requirements and security solutions of IoT applications, such as device/network mutual authentication and authorisation,
  • lightweight cryptography for securing the communication channels,
  • end-to-end security at the application level,
  • secure provisioning and storage of keys, device identity and credentials.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, students have a good understanding of low-power wireless communication technologies, IoT system architecture, security requirements of IoT applications and its solutions. Students get the necessary knowledge on the building blocks of the IoT system architecture with more focus on low-power wireless communication technologies and security components. Students are able to analyse and compare relevant protocols, networking technologies, and various security solutions that allow them to make correct design choices and tradeoffs based on application requirements.

Course materials

Engineering Secure Internet of Things Systems by Benjamin Aziz, Alvaro Arenas, and Bruno Crispo

Teaching schedule

Weekly lectures, project work

Completion methods

Learning journals, project work.

More information in the University of Turku study guide.

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Responsible teacher

University of Turku
Jouni Isoaho

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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General prerequisites:
Basics of computer network technology (especially basics of TCP and IP).
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