Researchers run digital security training event aimed at domestic abuse support services

UCL’s “Gender and IoT” (G-IoT) research team ran a “CryptoParty” (digital security training event) followed by a panel discussion which brought together frontline workers, support organisations, as well as policy and tech representatives to discuss the risk of emerging technologies for domestic violence and abuse. The event coincided with the upcoming International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, …

UCL researchers launch IoT Report with Lloyd’s of London

Today Lloyd’s of London releases its latest innovation report featuring the work of UCL researchers Dr Leonie Tanczer, Dr Ine Steenmans, Dr Irina Brass, and Dr Madeline Carr. The research is part of UCL STEaPP’s Digital Policy Lab and its Futures and Foresight efforts and was run in collaboration with the PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub. Over the past …

Smart Contracts in Action!

The Edinburgh University branch of B-IoT is working on “GeoPact” that is demonstrating location verification and smart contracts through a participatory tech experience, open to the public as part of the Petras Transport and Mobility Demonstrator (TRaM). GeoPact presents a vision of the future that explores a fusion of location-based IoT and ledger technology. Focusing specifically on verifying the location …

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS

Exploring options for addressing the policy – technical communication barrier  Making sound decisions about the governance of rapidly emerging technologies like the Internet of Things is demanding at the domestic level. Coordination at the global level is even more difficult again. The pace of change coupled with the complexities of global supply chains, unclear lines of responsibility and liability, and …

Spotlight On: Matthew Bradbury

What is your role and what does it involve? I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Cyber Security Centre in WMG at the University of Warwick. My role involves a wide range of actives from developing novel privacy and security techniques for vehicles, investigating how existing techniques interact, and managing aspects of the IoT-TRaM project. How long have you been …

Government Release Code of Practice for Industry

As part of the Government’s Secure by Design initiative, the Department for Culture Media and Sports (DCMS) has put IoT security at the forefront by publishing a Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security that draws on PETRAS research led by the team at UCL. The Government’s Code is aimed at industry – manufacturers, service providers and developers – and aims …

What next for the Living Room of the Future (LRotF)?

By Dr Claire Coulton  PETRAS Project Manager On 22-23 September, as part of PETRAS’ House Training the Internet of Things (HTIoT) project, PETRAS researchers from Lancaster University provided a unique experience in the form of the Living Room of the Future (LRofTF) for visitors attending the Digital Design Weekend at the V&A in London. After a highly successful couple of days at the V&A, …

GIoT: CryptoParty, 22 November

UCL’s Gender and IoT (G-IoT) research team are organising a “CryptoParty” (digital security training) followed by a panel discussion with policymakers, charity representatives, and technologists on the 22nd of November from 6-9pm in London. The session coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The G-IoT team has been working together with the London VAWG Consortium, the PETRAS IoT Hub, and Privacy International to investigate the …

Professor Julie McCann receives Suffrage Science Award

Professor Julie McCann, PETRAS Principal Investigator at Imperial has received a Suffrage Science Award alongside leading female mathematicians and computer scientists at the second Suffrage Science Awards for Mathematics and Computing held on 8 October 2018. “Julie is nominated for her novel research on low-powered and sometimes self-managing sensing and control networks, collaborating with a wide range of companies and …