SPLICE Paper on Engaging Students and Teachers in IoT Security Research

The Cybersecurity Assurance & Policy (CAP) Center at Morgan State University hosted two undergraduate engineering students and a high school STEM teacher to conduct IoT security research throughout summer ’21. The goal was for students to develop their team-building and leadership skills while working on an assigned research project and for the teacher to be… Read More SPLICE Paper on Engaging Students and Teachers in IoT Security Research

New SPLICE Paper: ‘Users Can Deduce Sensitive Locations Protected by Privacy Zones on Fitness Tracking Apps’

Fitness tracking applications allow athletes to record and share their exercises online, including GPS routes of their activities. However, sharing mobility data potentially raises real-world privacy and safety risks. One strategy to mitigate that risk is a “Privacy Zone,” which conceals portions of the exercise routes that fall within a certain radius of a user-designated… Read More New SPLICE Paper: ‘Users Can Deduce Sensitive Locations Protected by Privacy Zones on Fitness Tracking Apps’

New SPLICE Publication: ‘The Role of Product Reviewers in Evaluating Security and Privacy’

As consumers adopt new Internet-connected devices, apps, and other software, they are often exposed to security and privacy vulnerabilities that they likely do not have time, expertise, or incentive to evaluate themselves. Can professionals and institutions help by evaluating the security and privacy of these products on behalf of consumers? As a first step, we… Read More New SPLICE Publication: ‘The Role of Product Reviewers in Evaluating Security and Privacy’

Recap: Workshop on IoT Policy Issues

*Posted on behalf of Dr. Susan Landau (Tufts) and Dr. David Choffnes (Northeastern; ProperData faculty)* The workshop began with a discussion of privacy principles, first the Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs), which undergird both US privacy regulation (especially states) and also Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation. At the national level, US privacy law is sectoral… Read More Recap: Workshop on IoT Policy Issues

Spotlight on SPLICE Research

SPLICE postdoctoral researcher, Beatrice Perez, and her work on non-cooperative device detection in the smart home was recently featured in a Dartmouth News article. Non-cooperative devices include devices with no wireless network interface, devices that are powered off, or devices that explicitly attempt to evade detection. This research focuses on using harmonic radar technology to… Read More Spotlight on SPLICE Research

Upcoming Seminar on Embedded Cybersecurity by Kevin Kornegay

SPLICE PI, Kevin Kornegay, will present at the UCSF-Stanford CERSI-FDA Distinguished Speaker Series on Cybersecurity for Biomedical Engineering on Thursday February 17th, 2022 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST. Abstract: Biomedical engineering students learn how to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medical products ranging from medical devices to pharmaceutical products. Today, that advanced degree skill… Read More Upcoming Seminar on Embedded Cybersecurity by Kevin Kornegay