Cyber Security of the Internet of Things

ICT-02 (960 x 240).

Principal Investigator (Business School): Aija Leiponen

Researcher: Pantelis Koutroumpis

Funder: EPSRC

Duration: February 2016 – February 2019

The Hub is led for Imperial by the Institute for Security Science and Technology in the Department of Computing.

This project creates a Hub for research, development, and translation for the Internet of Things, focusing on privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security/safety. It will take an agile approach to the creation of projects that explore these issues by uniting technical and social science experts and stakeholders, with centres of excellence in the UK and overseas.

These projects will be grouped into five core thematic ‘Challenge Streams’:

  • Privacy and Trust
  • Safety and Security
  • Adoption and Acceptability
  • Standards, Governance, and Policy
  • Harnessing Economic Value

Outputs from the projects and demonstrations will provide new solutions to pervasive IoT issues, creating generalisable results for problems in other sectors.  Successfully positioning the UK as a global leader, the IoT will take control of its disruptive potential to realise societal and economic benefit, including the UK’s lead in international standard setting.

Research Partners

UCL; University of Surrey; University of Oxford; Lancaster University; University of Warwick; University of Edinburgh; University of Southampton; Cardiff University