Sensor Systems Security

Many of the algorithms and protocols used in distributed networked control or sensor/actuator networks are designed to maximise the system constraints and overcome failure. However, many of these design choices have potentially interesting security implications. These implications and the mechanisms to overcome potential conflicts are the focus of this set of projects. To this end we have been investigating the security of mobile phones used as opportunistic data relays. We are also investigating sensing security in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of the EPSRC PATRAS IoT Hub. The £24M Hub is a consortium of nine leading universities including UCL, Imperial College London, University of Oxford, University of Warwick, Lancaster University, University of Southampton, University of Surrey, University of Edinburgh and Cardiff University. PETRAS IoT Hub explores the technical, ethical and social issues associated with IoT networks. It aims to make the UK the world’s best place to develop and deploy new internet technologies and draws in substantial support and leverage from over 47 partners from industry and the public sector. (See: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/news/iotresearchhub/)

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