Experts Address Series 2016-17 (21 March 2017)

Professor Norman Sadeh will give a public lecture "IoT Security and Privacy: What Can We Learn from the Mobile App Stores?" on 21 March 2017.

Speaker: Professor Norman Sadeh
Director, Mobile Commerce Lab, Carnegie Mellon University
Director, e-Supply Chain Management Lab, Carnegie Mellon University
Co-Director, COS PhD Program, Carnegie Mellon University
Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, HKU

Abstract: The Internet of Things is expected to lead to an explosion in devices and services developed by a myriad of providers. This diversity has the potential of making security and privacy even more challenging than they are today. Just like mobile app developers, IoT providers can be expected to often be inexperienced and lack the awareness and sophistication necessary to protect the security and privacy of their end users. To make matters worse, these devices and services will often be deployed and managed by equally unsophisticated users, who, in contrast to professional system administrators, will often misconfigure them and open the door to a number of vulnerabilities. The consequences could be dramatic, from massive DDOS attacks such as those that brought down many sites in October 2016, to the hacking of critical everyday objects such as your car or pacemaker, or the breach of critical elements of our infrastructure.

In this presentation, Prof Sadeh will draw on parallels with mobile app stores to illustrate possible approaches to mitigating risks in the Internet of Things. The presentation will draw on examples from research conducted in my research group at Carnegie Mellon University.

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