October 2, 2020
Watching IoTs That Watch Us: Studying IoT Security & Privacy at Scale
Abstract: Many consumers today are increasingly concerned about IoT security and privacy. There is much media hype about home cameras being hacked or voice assistants eavesdropping on conversations. However, it is unclear exactly what are security and privacy threats, how prevalent they are, and what are the implications on users, policymakers, and manufacturers, because there is no reliable large-scale data in the wild.
In my talk, I’ll describe a new method to systematically collect a large-scale real-world dataset of IoT device network traffic. I’ll show you examples of security and privacy threats we identified on various IoT devices, along with a discussion on the potential legal issues.
Danny Y. Huang is an Assistant Professor at New York University. He is broadly interested in the security and privacy of consumer technologies, such as cryptocurrency and IoT. He did a postdoc at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from University of California, San Diego. For more information, visit https://hdanny.org/.