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May 11
11:00 - 12:00
Security: Things and Humans: Securing the Coming IoT
School of Computing - Security Group Seminar
Speaker: Prof Sean W. Smith (Dartmouth College)


Although the security community has developed paradigms to manage some of the technical security issues in the current Internet of Computers (IoC), we still often make decisions based on mental models of user behavior that do not match what users actually do.  In the coming Internet of Things (IoT), many of these current paradigms will stop working, but the mental model mismatches may persist. With the deep embedding of the IoT in the physical world, the consequences may have significant physical impact.  Drawing on power and healthcare IT as prototypes of the coming IoT, this talk surveys what I believe are critical problem areas and discusses some approaches to finding solutions.


Sean W. Smith is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College. He has been working in real-world information security---attacks and defenses, for industry and government---since before there was a Web; at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, he designed the security architecture for (and helped code andtest) the IBM 4758 secure coprocessor, and then led the formal modeling and verification work that earned it the world's first FIPS 140-1 Level 4 security validation. His recent book "The Internet of Risky Things" (O'Reilly, 2017) explores the IoT security space.


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University of Kent,
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