Rabbani Md Masoom

Computer Science and Innovation for Societal Challenges, XXXII series
Grant sponsor

Mauro Conti
Silvio Ranise, Anna Spagnolli

Project description
The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm comprises smart devices, which are able to sense, compute and act and which typically have low computation power, limited energy consumption. Despite the tremendous opportunities the IoT world provides, IoT devices are increasingly exposed to a wide range of security threats. Some of the threats are not new in computer security, but IoT devices lack the ability to deploy complex security techniques due to their resource-constrained characteristics. In particular, existing malware detection techniques seem ineffective to detect compromised IoT devices. Remote attestation is a security protocol that runs between two parties: a trusted party called Verifier and an untrusted party called Prover. The goal of remote attestation is to allow the Verifier to check the internal state of the Prover and to verify whether it is trustworthy or not. Remote attestation is particularly useful for IoT devices since the physical access on IoT devices is usually not practical. My research mainly focuses on addressing the security and accountability issues on the large-scale networks of IoT and embedded devices. Specifically, my work aims to provide new remote attestation schemes that can guarantee a secure and safe operation of smart devices and facilitate the modelling and deployment of different service oriented infrastructures such as SMARTCITY environments, connected cars etc. The overall goal of this study is to propose a generalized and secure framework for so-called “smart” X.

Publications during PhD