Secure Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing is transitioning into automated production, which enables the remote system monitoring, increases the online system configuration, and thus reduces the overall cost on workforce. However, the remote access to production plants makes advanced manufacturing vulnerable to various security attacks from physical devices to cyber space.  It is imperative to perform holistic assessment on the emerging security vulnerabilities in advanced manufacturing network. As the long-range wide-area network (LoRaWAN) is commonly applied in advanced manufacturing sites, we examine the security weaknesses in commercial LoRa nodes, gateways, and LoRaWAN connection in this project.  Jamming attack, replay attack, and man-in-the-middle attack from physical and cyber access will be analyzed.  This project will disclose the security vulnerabilities in LoRaWAN and has great potential to facilitate the development of effective defense methods for advanced manufacturing industries.

Relevant Publications:

  1. Mohammad Mezanur Rahman Monjur, Joseph Heacock, Rui Sun, and Qiaoyan Yu, "An Attack Analysis Framework for LoRaWANapplied Advanced Manufacturing," in Proc. 2021 Virtual IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, Nov. 2021.