Phase 2 of the Cyberhygiene expert study has launched! We welcome new experts to take part

We have just launched the second phase of our security/IoT expert study. Researchers from the UCL Cyberhygiene project are working with experts to understand threats and Cyberhygiene (protective end-user behaviours) in Internet of Things environments. In the last phase, we asked experts a number of open-ended questions to obtain a range of diverse responses from our panel. After analysing the …

Trustworthiness of Cyber Physical Systems: PETRAS at US NIST workshop

Michael Huth, technical lead of the PETRAS theme Harnessing Economic Value, was invited to attend a workshop at US NIST’s Gaithersburgh campus on Exploring the Dimensions of Trustworthiness of Cyber Physical Systems on 30 August 2016. He gave a short keynote entitled From Risk Management to Risk Engineering of Cyber Physical Systems. It argued for exploring how risk management practices can …

STiPS: In the wild

The ‘Smart Transactions in Public Spaces’ project began in earnest over the summer with the recruitment of two key members of the team: Dr Ella Tallyn and Amy Isard. Ella is lead Research Associate and has experience in both commercial and academic posts as a user centred designer, using a range of methods from rapid usability testing to in-depth ethnographic …

PETRAS Imperial smart-plug project featured in Washington Post

A recent IoT study from researchers at Imperial College Business School featured in Washington Post showed that when people decide to reduce energy consumption at home they don’t merely do so to save money. If anything, it suggests that some forms of materialistic or competitive thinking may inhibit deep or long-lasting conservation attitudes. The study, recently published in Energy Policy, was able …

PETRAS Lancaster team wins an award from Google’s IoT initiative

PETRAS Lancaster team won an award from Google to help with the smart campuses work.  This was a gift of 250USD in cloud credits and (much more importantly) 250 IoT beacons for deployment on campus. This was in response to a call issued by Google – the Google Internet of Things (IoT) Technology Research Award Pilot:  https://research.googleblog.com/2016/02/announcing-google-internet-of-things.html. The IoT beacons …

Security/Internet of Things experts needed for Cyberhygiene project

Researchers from the UCL Cyberhygiene project are looking to work with experts to understand security threats and Cyberhygiene (protective end-user behaviours) in Internet of Things environments. We aim to identify important protective behaviours so that we can develop intervention strategies and guidelines for developers, companies, and end-users on improving Cyberhygiene. What would it involve? Participation would involve three online questionnaires …

New Research Associate at Lancaster’s Imagination Department

Specifically attached to the Adoption and Acceptability theme of PETRAS our new research associate Joe Lindley has recently started working at Imagination (Lancaster University’s design led research centre). As the project develops Joe will produce work on the House Training the Internet of Things project by applying methods stemming from his PhD research into design fiction.