Challenges of IoT Security within the context of Smart Grid, 5G and Cryptocurrencies

IoT became part of our lives with their offerings for sensing, intelligence and convenience. Over the years, researchers addressed many issues related to their communication, computation, security and privacy aspects. However, with their involvement in many emerging applications, new challenges arise. For instance, with the rise of blockchain there are many efforts to design cryptocurrencies that may be accommodated by IoT devices. Similarly, within the Smart Grid where communication might be legacy, there is a need to come up with lightweight key management to deal with the bandwidth limitations and scale. Finally, as 5G is now being considered for many IoT applications such as drones or vehicles, it is crucial to revisit existing 5G security solutions for additional safety and security. In this talk, we will briefly present the projects pursued at Advanced Wireless and Security (ADWISE) Lab at FIU that revolve around IoT security within the context of the aforementioned use cases.

Kemal Akkaya

Florida International University on March 4, 2022 at 10:15 AM in EB2 1229

Dr. Kemal Akkaya is a full professor in the ECE Dept. at Florida International University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2005. Prior to joining FIU, Dr. Akkaya was with the Dept. of Computer Science at Southern Illinois University. He currently leads the Advanced Wireless and Security Lab (ADWISE) at FIU. His current research interests include security and privacy, IoT, and cyber-physical systems. Dr. Akkaya is the area editor of Elsevier Ad Hoc Network Journal and serves on the editorial board of IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials. He was the General Chair of IEEE LCN 2018 and TPC Chair for IEEE ICC Smart Grid Communications. He was listed among the top 2% scientists in the world according to a Stanford University study in 2019. Dr. Akkaya received FIU Faculty Senate Excellence in Research Award in 2020. He has also received ``Top Cited'' article award from Elsevier in 2010.

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