IMOBILE ACM Chapter Webinar on Fri., 03 Feb (11 am IST), 2023: "Security for Resource Constrained IoT Devices"

February 1, 2023

Register now for "Security for Resource Constrained IoT Devices", a free IMOBILE ACM Chapter Webinar to be presented on Friday, 3 February, 2023 at 11 am IST by Dr. Vireshwar Kumar, Assistant Professor at IIT Delhi, India. (IMOBILE is the India Chapter of ACM SIGMOBILE.)

Duration : 1 hour

Abstract: To facilitate smart applications such as intelligent manufacturing, energy-constrained devices are inter-connected through bandwidth-constrained communication protocols to form the Internet-of-things (IoT). Unfortunately, due to such constraints, the IoT networks fail to employ conventional security protocols, which makes them vulnerable to security threats. This makes it indispensable to develop new mechanisms for enhancing the robustness of IoT networks, specifically those utilized for security-sensitive applications. In this talk, I will discuss two specific networks: (1) Controller Area Network (CAN) which is a representative wired IoT network connecting different electronic control units within an automobile, and (2) Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) network which is a representative wireless IoT network connecting wearables to the user's smartphone. For both these networks, I will describe newly discovered vulnerabilities that can exploited by an attacker to launch an attack without getting detected by the deployed security mechanisms. I will conclude the talk by discussing the adopted methodologies to mitigate the discovered threats.

Dr. Vireshwar Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. He received his B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech. University. Before returning to IIT Delhi, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University. Currently, Vireshwar is working closely with Bharti School of Telecommunication, Khosla School of Information Technology and Center of Excellence in Cyber Systems and Information Assurance at IIT Delhi. His research interests include anatomizing the communication protocols employed in cyber-physical systems for security and privacy vulnerabilities, and then mitigating them with innovative defence mechanisms.

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