Visit by Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi

We are hosting Professor Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi from TU Darmstadt at SUTD on March 23. He will give a talk at 3:30 in LT3, titled Things, Trouble, Trust: On Building Trust in IoT Systems.


The emerging and much-touted Internet of Things (IoT) under the slogan “connecting the unconnected” presents a variety of security and privacy challenges in a broad spectrum of application domains, ranging from large-scale smart energy grids to smart vehicles, homes and personal wearable devices. Prominent among these challenges is the establishment of trust in remote IoT devices typically attained via remote attestation, a distinct security service that aims to ascertain the current state of potentially compromised remote devices. However, recent studies have revealed many security vulnerabilities in embedded devices that are core components of the IoT. On the other hand, established protection measures for traditional computing platforms and networks may not always directly apply to IoT due to their diversity, resource constrains and large scale. In this talk we survey the landscape of the recent research on security architectures and particularly scalable remote attestation schemes for IoT devices. We also discuss their effectiveness and related tradeoffs as well as future research challenges and directions.

Nils Ole Tippenhauer
Nils Ole Tippenhauer

I am interested in information security aspects of practical systems. In particular, I am currently working on security of industrial control systems and the Industrial Internet of Things.