Spotlight On: Dr Dave Murray Rust

What is your role and what does it involve? I’m Co-I on the B-IoT project, looking at how blockchains can help support active travel and connected transport. It’s involving a wide mix of IoT electronics, blockchain programming and social science work to understand how people relate to possible transport futures. How long have you been with PETRAS and what was …

IoT-TRaM Enabling More Secure and Private Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

As part of PETRAS’ IoT-TRaM project, researchers led by Professor Carsten Maple of the Cyber Security Centre at WMG, in collaboration with several industry and academic partners, are testing ground-breaking technology that will allow for more secure and private vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications. They will be testing this new technology on a number of national testbeds such as the A2/M2 …

Use and Utility of Open Source ICS/IIoT Simulators – ALIoTT Technical Report

There is a striking increase in the number of Open Source simulators. Their use for simulating functionalities such as security in the industrial domain is also increasing. This can be attributed to constraints attached to using commercial simulators that are making them unattractive, especially for research purposes. Since simulation is critical for effective security in the industrial domain, Open Source …

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 …