Protecting Sensitive Data in LoRa-Based Smart City Networks: Challenges and Best Practices
Keywords:Data Security, LoRa Networks, Smart City, Sustainability, Urban Areas
The widespread adoption of smart city technologies has brought significant benefits to urban areas, including increased efficiency, sustainability, and livability. These technologies also bring new data security and privacy challenges, particularly when it comes to protecting sensitive data that is collected and transmitted by connected devices. Objectives LoRa-based networks, which offer low-cost, low-power, long-range connectivity, are increasingly being used in smart city applications, but they also present unique security challenges that must be addressed in order to ensure the privacy and security of sensitive data. Prior Work This paper explores the challenges and best practices associated with protecting sensitive data in LoRa-based smart city networks with We discuss the unique features of LoRa networks that make them well-suited for smart city applications, as well as the security challenges that arise from the use of low-power, long-range wireless technologies. Approach This research adopts a qualitative approach to explore a deep understanding of complex phenomena. Qualitative methods are used in data collection and analysis to explore perspectives, interpretations of meaning, and relevant contexts. Result The outline is a set of best practices for securing sensitive data in LoRa-based networks, including the use of end-to-end encryption, secure key management, and multi-level access control. Implication We also discuss the importance of collaboration between stakeholders in the smart city ecosystem, including government, industry, and citizens, in order to ensure that security and privacy concerns are addressed in a comprehensive and effective manner. Value Finally, we present case studies of successful implementations of LoRa-based smart city networks for protecting sensitive data and discuss the lessons learned from these experiences. Overall, this paper provides valuable insights into the challenges and best practices associated with securing sensitive data in LoRa-based smart city networks and offers practical guidance for cities looking to deploy these networks in a secure and responsible manner.
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