Investigating Security vulnerabiities in Internet of Things Devices

James Grant


Supervised by Eirini S Anthi; Moderated by Philipp Reinecke

The popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) devices (e.g. amazon echo, smart bulbs, smart cameras, smart sensors) has significantly increased over the past few years. This is due to their ubiquitous connectivity, allowing them to exchange information with other technologies and their decision-making capabilities to invoke actions. This provides seamless user experiences which significantly enhance people's everyday lives and is demonstrated by how prominent IoT is today. Nevertheless, although these concepts support the tasks of everyday life, they come with tremendous security risks. The insufficient security measures and lack of dedicated security systems for these devices make them vulnerable to a range of cyber-attacks. The project will focus on designing and implementing attacks against IoT devices in our lab, following by the student trying to implement methods/tools, to help mitigate them.

Initial Plan (03/02/2019) [Zip Archive]

Final Report (30/05/2019) [Zip Archive]

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