Infotech Speaker Series: Elisa Bertino, Ph.D.

Date: March 26, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Reitz Union, Room G320
Host: UF CISE Department
Admission: This event is free and open to the public.

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Security of the Internet of Things

Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm refers to the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data with servers, centralized systems, and/or other connected devices based on a variety of communication infrastructures. IoT makes it possible to sense and control objects creating opportunities for more direct integration between the physical world and computer-based systems. However, because of its fine-grained, continuous and pervasive data acquisition and control capabilities, IoT raises concerns about security and privacy.

Deploying existing security solutions to IoT is not straightforward because of device heterogeneity, highly dynamic and possibly unprotected environments, and large scale. In this talk, after outlining key challenges in IoT security and privacy, we will present an overview of our work on IoT security, and then focus on our recent work on security analysis for cellular network protocols and on edge-based anomaly detection for IoT.

Elisa Bertino, Ph.D.Biography: Elisa Bertino is a professor of computer science at Purdue University and serves as Director of the CyberSpace Security Lab (Cyber2SLab). Prior to joining Purdue in 2004, she was a professor and department head at the Department of Computer Science and Communication of the University of Milan. She has been a visiting researcher at the IBM Research Laboratory (now Almaden) in San Jose, at the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation, at Rutgers University, at Telcordia Technologies, at CSIRO (Australia). She has been visiting professor at the Singapore National University and the Singapore Management University. Her recent research focuses on the security of 4G and 5G cellular networks, IoT security, digital identity management, policy systems, and security applications of blockchain technology. She is a Fellow of ACM, of IEEE, and AAAS. She received the IEEE Computer Society 2002 Technical Achievement Award, the IEEE Computer Society 2005 Kanai Award, the ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award, and the 2019-2020 ACM Athena Lecturer Award. She has served as EiC of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing and Chair of the ACM SIGSAC.