JDJCSET | Sigma Xi Poster Competition

Title

Security of the Internet of Things (IoT)

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Telecommunications Systems Management and Mathematics

2nd Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Graduate

2nd Student Major

Telecommunications Systems Management

3rd Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

3rd Student Major

Telecommunications Systems Management

3rd Student Minor

Computer Science

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Abdulrahman Yarali, PhD.

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

The rapidly adopted idea of everyday devices being interconnected and controllable from across the globe has come to be known as the Internet of Things (IoT). In homes or business there are devices such as lights, locks, thermostats, and medical devices which have created a larger attack surface for every network and could increase the possibility of serious damage if they are compromised. Safety and security of networks are imperative not only at secure military installations or infrastructure sites, but also at home, work, and schools to ensure the confidentiality of sensitive information and proper authorization to controlling systems. The list of IoT devices is growing rapidly, and many people are building their own devices while others are buying inexpensive, high rated, “smart” products. We examined the risks associated with connected devices and the idea of a “Smart Home”. We demonstrated common vulnerabilities with the do-it-yourself (DIY) and purchased IoT devices. For this demonstration, we built an IoT device using online tutorials and tested high rated, inexpensive commercial IoT devices. We exploited vulnerabilities in these types of devices from inside and outside of the network. We explored the importance of security best practices and how this can prevent the exploitation of vulnerable devices. We have shown how failure to implement proper security measures can, has, and will continue to result in a range of possible attacks or breaches. Security must be taken more seriously, or a risk of an attack is greatly increased.

Spring Scholars Week 2018 Event

Sigma Xi Poster Competition

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Security of the Internet of Things (IoT)

The rapidly adopted idea of everyday devices being interconnected and controllable from across the globe has come to be known as the Internet of Things (IoT). In homes or business there are devices such as lights, locks, thermostats, and medical devices which have created a larger attack surface for every network and could increase the possibility of serious damage if they are compromised. Safety and security of networks are imperative not only at secure military installations or infrastructure sites, but also at home, work, and schools to ensure the confidentiality of sensitive information and proper authorization to controlling systems. The list of IoT devices is growing rapidly, and many people are building their own devices while others are buying inexpensive, high rated, “smart” products. We examined the risks associated with connected devices and the idea of a “Smart Home”. We demonstrated common vulnerabilities with the do-it-yourself (DIY) and purchased IoT devices. For this demonstration, we built an IoT device using online tutorials and tested high rated, inexpensive commercial IoT devices. We exploited vulnerabilities in these types of devices from inside and outside of the network. We explored the importance of security best practices and how this can prevent the exploitation of vulnerable devices. We have shown how failure to implement proper security measures can, has, and will continue to result in a range of possible attacks or breaches. Security must be taken more seriously, or a risk of an attack is greatly increased.