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MN603 Wireless Networks and Security

MN603 Wireless Networks and Security

 

Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T2 2018
Unit Code MN603
Unit Title Wireless Networks and Security
AssessmentType Individual Assignment 1
AssessmentTitle Evaluation of LTE/LTE-A Network Security
Purpose of the assessment (with          ULO Mapping) The purpose of the assignment is to compare the wireless communication technologies and evaluate the LTE/LTE-A network security. Students will be able to complete the following ULOs:b.  Compare standards-based technologies used in various networks;

c.  Test and evaluate various wireless networks performance;

Weight 10%
Total Marks 50
Word limit 1500 – 2000 words
Due Date 2/9/2018 11:55PM
Submission Guidelines ·      All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.·      The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body) font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings.

·      Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using IEEE referencing style.

Extension ·      If an extension of time to submit work is required, a Special Consideration Application must be submitted directly on AMS. You must submit this application three working days prior to the due date of the assignment. Further information is available at:http://www.mit.edu.au/aboutmit/institutepublications/policies proceduresand–guidelines/specialconsiderationdeferment
Academic Misconduct ·      Academic Misconduct is a serious offense. Depending on the seriousness of the case, penalties can vary from a written warning or zero marks to exclusion from the course or rescinding the degree. Students should make themselves familiar with the full policy and procedure available at: http://www.mit.edu.au/about-mit/institute-publications/policies- procedures-and-guidelines/Plagiarism-Academic-Misconduct-Policy-Procedure. For further information, please refer to the Academic Integrity Section in your Unit Description.

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Assignment Description

The long-term evolution (LTE)/LTE-advanced (LTE-A) provides advanced services with higher bandwidths, better spectrum efficiency and lower latency compared to the legacy cellular networks. The LTE/LTE-A is an all IP-based architecture, which makes it vulnerable to new security threats. In order to evaluate the performance of LTE/LTE-A networks, an understanding of the architecture and security threats is essential.

For further reading, could refer to the article “LTE/LTE-A Network Security Data Collection and Analysis for Security Measurement: A Survey” [1]. The article is available on the IEEE Explore platform, which could be accessed via the Melbourne Institute of Technology Library.

The assessment requires the students to compare wireless communication technologies and evaluate the wireless communication standards for wireless cyber physical systems and internet of things. The students are required to submit a report, which includes:

  1. Comparison of the existing cellular networks generations in terms of:
  2. Communication spectrum
  3. modulation techniques
  4. medium access control mechanism
  5. Network speed and bandwidth utilization
  6. Security techniques and risk

 

  1. Explore the architecture of LTE/LTE-A
  2. Evaluate the LTE/LTE-A attacks on the access and core
  3. Identify and analyse the attack with highest criticality, and explain the countermeasures taken to address such

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References

[1]        L. He, Z. Yan and M. Atiquzzaman, “LTE/LTE-A Network Security Data Collection and Analysis for Security Measurement: A Survey,” in IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 4220-4242, 2018.

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Marking criteria:

 

Section to be included inthe report Description of the section Marks
Introduction Outline of the report ( in 3-4 sentences) 4
Report Layout Report layout, style and language 5
Comparison of cellular networks Comparison    of    the    existing    cellular   networks generations in terms of: 

a.      Communication spectrum

b.      modulation techniques

c.       medium access control mechanism

d.      Network     speed     and     bandwidth utilization

e.        Security techniques and risk

20
LTE/LTE-A Architecture Explore the LTE/LTE-A architecture 5
Evaluation of LTE/LTE-A Attacks on access andcore networks Evaluation of LTE/LTE-A Attacks on access and core networks. Evaluation is required to be conclusive. 10
Identification and Analysis Identify and analyse the attack with highest criticality. Justify your selection with valid reasoning and explain the countermeasures taken to address such attack. 7
Conclusion Write summary of the report 4
Reference style Follow IEEE reference style 5
Total 60
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Marking Rubric for Assignment #1: Total Marks 50
Grade Mark HD 48-60 DI 42-47 CR 36-41 P 30-35 Fail<30
Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
Introduction 

/4

All topics are pertinent and covered in depth. Ability to think critically and source material isdemonstrated Topics are relevant and soundly analysed. Generally relevant and analysed. Some relevance and briefly presented. This is not relevant to the assignment topic.
Report Layout 

/5

Exceptional report layout, style and language used Very good report layout, style and languageused Good report layout, style and language used Acceptable report layout, style and language used. Poor report layout, style and language used.
Comparison of cellular networks/12 The finding is clearly linked and well justified The finding is clearly linked and justified The finding is linked and convincing Finding is not linked and unjustified Finding is not available

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LTE/LTE-AArchitecture

 

/5

Excellent understanding of LTE/LTE-architecture Very good understanding of LTE/LTE-architecture Good understanding of LTE/LTE-architecture Demonstrated the adequate understanding of LTE/LTE-architecture Poor understanding of LTE/LTE-Architecture
Evaluation of LTE/LTE-AAttacks on access and core networks

/10

Exceptional evaluation of LTE/LTE attacks on access and core networks Good evaluation of LTE/LTE attacks on access and corenetworks Evaluation of LTE/LTE attacks on access and core networks Evaluation of a few LTE/LTE attacks on access and core networks Unable to evaluate LTE/LTE attacks on access and core networks
Identification and Analysis

 

/7

Identified the attack and provided excellent justification Identified the attack and provided goodjustification Identified the attack and provided valid justification Identified the attack and failed to provide valid justification Failed, to identify the attack and provide justification
Conclusion

/4

Logic is clear and easy to follow with strong arguments Consistency logical and convincing Mostly consistent logical and convincing Adequate cohesion and conviction Argument is confused and disjointed
Reference style

/5

Clear styles with an excellent source of references. Clear referencing style Generally good referencing style Sometimes clear referencing style Lacks consistency with many errors

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