Insights into ensuring society benefits from IoT: Living in the Internet of Things 2019

The 2019 PETRAS/IET Living in the Internet of Things conference was held at London’s Savoy Place on the 1-2 May. The conference provided essential insights into realising the socioeconomic benefits of an interconnected world — ensuring society can benefit from the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) while remaining safe, secure and resilient. Professor David de Roure, PETRAS Co-Investigator …

New Report: Evolving Security Issues and the Responsiveness of Critical Infrastructure Protection Approaches

Professor Jeremy Watson, PETRAS Director and Dr Uchenna Ani, PETRAS Researcher have released a report (a copy of the report can be downloaded here) focussed on the responsiveness of existing Critical Infrastructure Protection approaches to address evolving security risks posed by IT and IoT adoption. Particularly, how to effectively model the complex behaviour of interconnected CIs and their protection as …

IoT in Ports: Six Key Security and Governance Challenges for the UK

In January 2019, the UK Government published its Maritime 2050: Navigating the Future strategy. In the strategy, the government highlighted the importance of digitalisation (with well-designed regulatory support) to achieving its goal of ensuring that the UK plays a global leadership role in the maritime sector. PETRAS Researchers have released a briefing document, led by Dr. Feja Lesniewska (PETRAS UCL …

Launch of The PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity

As part of the UK Government’s wider initiative to become a world leader in tackling cyber threats, today PETRAS launches a National Centre to provide a step-change in research associated with the Internet of Things (IoT). The PETRAS (privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security) National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity will provide national capability enabling the UK to become …

PETRAS Stream Report

PETRAS is proud to present this final Stream Report that addresses knowledge needs under five, policy-related headings which we have referred to throughout the project as ‘Streams’. These are: Privacy and Trust , Adoption and Acceptability , Safety and Security , Standards, Governance and Policy , and Harnessing Economic Value. In a unique configuration, PETRAS has brought together social and physical scientists to work collaboratively on …

IoT in the Home Demonstrator

The aim of PETRAS and BRE’s IoT in the Home Demonstrator project was to gain a deeper understanding of how people respond to and interact with internet-connected ‘smart’ devices within the home. It also explored ideas around what safeguards and fail-safe might need to be put in place to prevent or respond to technical failures and possibilities of these devices …

PETRAS Little Books

Along with the upcoming end of project event at the House of Lords we are releasing a series of free Little Books that highlight a sample of some of the findings of the PETRAS research. Lindley, J,  Paul Coulton, P,  Akmal, H.A,  Hay, D,  Van Kleek, M, Cannizzaro, S,  and Binns, R. (2019). ISBN 978-1-86220-356-3 Hudson-Smith, A,  Hay, D,  Wilson, D,  and …

PETRAS at the Tate Modern

Living with the Internet of Things We are delighted to announce that the Tate and PETRAS have joined forces to create a public event at Tate Exchange at Tate Modern on 8-9 February 12.00-18.00. Join the PETRAS team to explore how the Internet of Things is changing our lives now, and how it may influence our futures – at home, …