The vision of Internet of things (IoT) is the interconnected physical devices of various forms, embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, jointly perform sophisticated tasks ranging from data collection, exchange, and aggregation to task scheduling and system operation. IoT is expected to support abundant unprecedented services for the world and referred as “the infrastructure of the information society.” Penetrating into almost every critical aspect of the modern society, IoT, however, also poses critical security challenges. In this talk, I will discuss the uniqueness of these security challenges. Particularly, three topics will be covered in depth; that is, 1) The challenge of the device interfaces; 2) IoT hub security; and 3) Data privacy.
Kui Ren is currently a Distinguished Professor in the School of Computer Science and Technology at Zhejiang University, where he also directs the Institute of Cyber Space Research. His research interests include Cloud and data security, AI and IoT security, and Privacy-enhancing technologies. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Distinguished Member of ACM.