Security and Privacy issues related to the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies

Speaker:  Tassos Dimitriou – Athens, Greece
Topic(s):  Architecture, Embedded Systems and Electronics, Robotics


“The most profound technologies are those that disappear... they weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they become indistinguishable from it”.  This seminal vision of Mark Weiser has already been realized today by the development of technologies that allow the interconnection of everyday objects to networks, enabling new forms of communication between people and things, and between things themselves.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and sensor networks are two of the technologies that help materialize this new vision of Internet of Things (IoT). By embedding RFID tags to every day objects and interacting with them through the use of sensor technologies, the static objects of today can be turned into dynamic and intelligent ones, thus raising awareness about the surrounding environment and bridging the gap between the physical world and the world of the internet.

However, the use of these technologies introduces serious privacy risks. Sensors and RFID tags can track users’ movements, habits and every day life activities. The question then becomes: "Who will control the data collected by all these devices embedded in the environment surrounding us?". This presentation attempts to shed some light into the security and privacy issues related to the use of these technologies and investigate some of the solutions that can be used to enhance user privacy.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  70
Duration:  90 minutes
Languages Available:  English, Greek
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