Sanjay K. Jha

Care or Not Care: Security in Internet of Things (IoT)
Cybersecurity and Privacy Laboratory (Cyspri), Australia
14, Nov, 2018 14:30-15:15 (45 minutes)
CISTER, Porto, Portugal

An overview of the recently announced Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre in Australia will be given in the first part of the talk, followed by a discussion on how the community is converging towards the IoT vision having worked in wireless sensor networking and Machine-2-Machine (M2M) communication. This will follow a general discussion of security challenges in IoT. Finally there will be a discussion on some results from Sanjay K. Jha ongoing projects on security of bodywork devices and Secure IoT configuration management. Wireless bodyworn sensing devices are becoming popular for fitness, sports training and personalized healthcare applications. Securing the data generated by these devices is essential if they are to be integrated into the current health infrastructure and employed in medical applications. In this talk, there will be a discussion about mechanism to secure data provenance and location proof for these devices by exploiting symmetric spatio-temporal characteristics of the wireless link between two communicating parties. The solution enables both parties to generate closely matching `link' fingerprints, which uniquely associate a data session with a wireless link such that a third party, at a later date, can verify the links the data was communicated on. These fingerprints are very hard for an eavesdropper to forge, lightweight compared to traditional provenance mechanisms, and allow for interesting security properties such as accountability and non-repudiation. This solution will be presented with experiments using bodyworn devices in scenarios approximating actual device deployment. Other research on secure configuration management of IoT devices over wireless networks, will also be touched in this talk.

Professor Sanjay K. Jha is Director of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Laboratory (Cyspri) at UNSW. He currently UNSW lead and IoT Security Theme lead in the recently announced Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CyberCRC) in Australia. He also heads the Network Systems and Security Group (NetSys) at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales. His research activities cover a wide range of topics in networking including Network and Systems Security, Wireless Sensor Networks, Adhoc/Community wireless networks, Resilience and Multicasting in IP Networks. Sanjay has published over 200 articles in high quality journals and conferences and graduated 25 Phd students. He is the principal author of the book Engineering Internet QoS and a co-editor of the book Wireless Sensor Networks: A Systems Perspective. He is an editor of the IEEE Trans. of Secure and Dependable Computing (TDSC) and served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) and the ACM Computer Communication Review (CCR).

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