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 …

Experiencing the Future of IoT at the V&A

As part of the House Training the Internet of Things (HTIoT) project from Lancaster University  Joe Lindley, Adrian Gradinar, and Paul Coulton 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. The LRoTF platfrom was developed with PETRAS partners BBC R&D as …

Living in the Internet of Things

Realising the socioeconomic benefits of an interconnected world 1-2 May 2019. IET London: Savoy Place www.theiet.org/living-iot A joint IET and PETRAS event, this 2nd Living in the IoT Conference combines academic research with industry case studies, demonstrating safeguards for IoT cybersecurity as well as exploring critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability and security. The conference will provide insight into how society can …

Spotlight On: Dr Charles Morisett

What is your role and what does it involve? I am a Lecturer in Security in the School of Computing, Newcastle University, involved in cyber security research and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. How long have you been with PETRAS and what was your previous role? I joined PETRAS with the NUSBIoT project, led by Prof. Carsten Maple at …

G-IoT in the news

The UCL-led “Gender and IoT” (G-IoT) project received further media coverage in the Evening Standard, Reuters, and BBC World Business Report for its research looking at the implications of IoT technologies on victims of domestic violence and abuse. Both the Evening Standard and Reuters cite data from Refuge, a charity providing specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic violence. …

PETRAS Demonstrators: Bringing Research into the Real World

By Dr Alisdair Ritchie  PETRAS Impact Champion PETRAS, the UK’s Cybersecurity of the Internet of Things research hub, has evolved a wide range of cutting-edge research arranged in more than 50 research projects since it began in February 2016. At the start much of this research was at an early Technology Readiness Level and was seeking to analyse what the …