WiFIUS: Collaborative Research: SELIOT: Securing Lifecycle of Internet-of-Things

Principal Investigator: Patrick Traynor

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Start Date: April 1, 2017

End Date: March 31, 2020

Amount: $150,000

Abstract

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:

  1. Birth: identify vulnerable devices when they are first introduced into an IoT network.
  2. Life: verify the configuration and operation of devices during their normal operation and updating firmware even in resource-constrained devices.
  3. 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