CPRI-ISR IoT Security and Privacy Conference

ISR Director Sam Malek gives a presentation on mobile application security. (left) CPRI Executive Director Bryan Cunningham moderates a panel on IoT privacy regulation. (right)ISR was pleased to co-sponsor, with UCI’s Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute (CPRI), a one-day event on the topic of Internet of Things (IoT) Security and Privacy. The event was held on May 14 in Donald Bren Hall at UCI.

The event featured:

  • a keynote talk by Prof. Kevin Fu from the University of Michigan on the topic of “The Physics of Sensor Cybersecurity;”
  • presentations by CPRI Executive Director Bryan Cunningham and ISR Director Sam Malek, as well as faculty and graduate students from UCI Health, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, and the Donald Bren School of ICS;
  • a panel on IoT Privacy Regulation with panelists from CPRI, UCI Law, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, and the Donald Bren School of ICS; and
  • a research showcase with posters and demonstrations by UCI graduate students.

Research Showcase: graduate students present their projects to attendees.Topics addressed by the presentations included: mitigating cyber threats over the next decade; mobile application security; how to get IoT devices to ‘think straight’; automated security analysis of emerging smart transportation systems; and a noninvasive side channel attack against DNA synthesis machines.

Nearly 100 people attended from a broad range of commercial software development companies, defense contractors, national and regional government agencies, law firms, financial advisement companies, consulting agencies, regional universities and high schools, in addition to numerous UCI schools and campus institutions.

“The dynamic environment and high quality of the content made for an excellent collaborative opportunity,” said alumnus Dr. Jose Romero-Mariona (Ph.D. 2010, D. Richardson, advisor), Cyber Science and Technology Branch Head, Naval Information Warfare Center-Pacific. “I valued being able to learn from leading faculty in cybersecurity while engaging with the bright students during the poster session. As a research scientist in cybersecurity and IoT, we need more events like these. CPRI and ISR at UCI are doing it right!”

Videos of the talks and the panel are available on the ISR YouTube channel.

For more information, visit the event webpage.

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