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11
Mar 2019
Seminar Announcement

Title
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"Securing Devices and Applications in the Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems Era"
Speaker : Dr. Selçuk Uluağaç, Florida International University, USA
Date : 13 March 2019 (Wednesday)
Time : 15:30 - 17:00
Location : Faculty of Computer and Informatics Engineering, Room: 1302

Abstract:

Cyber space is expanding fast with the introduction of new Internet of Things (IoT) and CPS devices. Wearables, smart watches, smart glasses, fitnesstrackers, medical devices, Internet-connected house appliances and vehicles have grown exponentially in a short period of time.. Given the increasingly critical nature of the cyberspace of these IoT devices and applications, it is imperative that they are secured against malicious activities. In this talk, I will briefly introduce different current research projects in the Cyber-Physical Systems Security Lab (CSL) related to the security of IoT and CPS devices and applications: (1) The first topic will introduce the sensory channel threats to CPS and IoT systems. I will discuss how using sensory channels (e.g., light, temperature, infrared), an adversary can successfully attack IoT/CPS applications and devices. (2) The second topic will introduce the design of a novel IoT device fingerprinting and identification framework to complement existing security solutions (e.g., authentication and access control) in identifying CPS and IoT devices (i.e., ensuring the devices are actually who they are). (3) The third topic will focus on the threat of compromised smart grid devices (e.g., PMUs, IEDs). Such devices may exist in the deployment region without a priori knowledge and may leak important information to malicious entities. (4) I will introduce a usable wearable-assisted continuous authentication framework where a wearable device (e.g., smartwatch) is used to authenticate a computer user continuously utilizing the motion sensors of the wearable. Finally, (5) I will introduce a novel framework for analyzing sensitive data leakage from different IoT applications and implementations.

Short Bio: 

Dr. Uluagac is currently a member of the faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University, where he directs the Cyber-Physical Systems Security Lab (CSL). Before joining Florida International University, he was a Senior Research Engineer in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to Georgia Tech, he was a Senior Research Engineer at Symantec. Dr. Uluagac earned his Ph.D. with a concentration in security and networking from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He also received a M.S. in Information Security from the School of Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology and a M.S. in networking from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His research is on security and privacy of Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems and has many publications in practical and applied aspects of these areas. In 2015, Dr. Uluagac received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the US National Science Foundation (NSF), which is NSF’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. In 2015, he was awarded the US Air Force Office of Sponsored Research (AFOSR)’s Summer Faculty Fellowship. In 2016, he received the Summer Faculty Fellowship from the University of Padova, Italy. In 2007, he received the “Outstanding ECE Graduate Teaching Assistant Award” from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an active member of IEEE (senior grade), ACM, and, USENIX and a regular contributor to national panels and leading journals and conferences in the field.  Currently, he serves on the editorial boards of Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), Elsevier Computer Networks, and the IEEE Communications and Surveys and Tutorials. He has been very active in external funding efforts during his tenure at FIU related to the security and privacy of Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems areas. Specifically, his research was funded by NSF, Department of Energy, Air Force Research Lab, Florida Center for Cybersecurity (FC2), Trend Micro, and Cisco. More information can be obtained from http://nweb.eng.fiu.edu/selcuk/