Principal Investigator: Patrick Traynor
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 31, 2020
This project focuses on developing effective and efficient methods for detection of vulnerable devices in an IoT network, as well as mitigation techniques, as a reaction to identified vulnerabilities. The vision for the scientific impact of this project is a comprehensive set of tools for securing networked IoT devices throughout their lifecycle, coupled with the requirement to co-exist with inherently vulnerable or legacy devices. The project aims to achieve this vision by focusing on three phases of an IoT device’s lifecycle:
- Birth: identify vulnerable devices when they are first introduced into an IoT network.
- Life: verify the configuration and operation of devices during their normal operation and updating firmware even in resource-constrained devices.
- Repurposing: infer changes in device ownership (including disposal) and perform secure deletion of sensitive data whenever ownership change is confirmed.
More Information: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1702879&HistoricalAwards=false