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BCMS Honours Topic: "802.15.4 wireless security in an Internet of Things."
802.15.4 is an IEEE standard for the physical and MAC layers of highly resource-constrained, low speed wireless personal area networks. Protocols at higher layers allow communication with other devices: 6LoWPAN, an implementation of IPv6 over 802.15.4, allows communication with any other IPv6 devices also bridged into the network. The security considerations of technologies such as these are increasingly scrutinised. Existing security standards are not viable on resource-constrained networks, and as yet, no solutions for this scenario have been standardised. This project seeks to evaluate proposed solutions for achieving fully secure communication on an IP-based Internet of Things.