News Letter: August

For all the latest news and updates from the PETRAS hub check out our August newsletter.

Voice Control for IoT Objects

As part of our project on House Training the Internet of Things which contributes to the acceptability and adoption stream of PETRAS we have been considering the use of voice interfaces as the medium through which users’ accesses Internet of Things devices.  In particular, we are interested in a range of scenarios in which conversations with objects might occur these …

Photo from SENTH workshop.

Securing Health IoT: PETRAS IoT Research Hub Workshop

On Thursday, 29th June 2017, the Security and New Threats in Healthcare (SeNTH) project hosted a second security workshop on Internet-of-Things (IoT) for healthcare. The event took place at Imperial College London’s South Kensington campus. Researchers from academia, industry, and the National Health Service (NHS) presented their findings at the full day workshop. The workshop provided opportunities for the different …

Picture of attendees at IoT Observatory workshop

IoT Observatory Workshop on Technical and Ethical Challenges of Secure Data Sharing

On July 24, 2017, the IoT Observatory based at University of Southampton and the CRACS project based at Oxford e-Research Centre hosted a day long workshop on technical and ethical challenges for IoT data sharing at the Oxford e-Research Centre. The purpose of the workshop was to understand perspectives of PETRAS user-partners, policy, standards and governance stream, privacy and trust …

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PETRAS IoT Hub represented at Royal Academy of Engineering workshop on connected health devices

The use of connected health devices in clinical and non-clinical settings offers both unique opportunities to positively transform health and social care, as well as multifaceted privacy and security risks. In order to strengthen the potential benefits from IoT-enabled health devices and systems and to find solutions to enhance their safety and resilience, the Royal Academy of Engineering organised an …

Minister for Digital launches 15 new PETRAS projects

Last week, Thursday the 13th of July, Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital, visited UCL to meet with Prof Jeremy Watson CBE, PETRAS hub director, alongside hub researchers, to announce 15 new Internet of Things (IoT) research projects. Addressing the hub members at the launch Mr Hancock said: “We want to make the UK the best place in …

Press release: PETRAS announces 15 new projects

PETRAS Press Release For immediate release (13th July 2017) Addressing cybersecurity of the Internet of Things PETRAS, the UK’s Internet of Things (IoT) Research Hub, has today announced 15 new projects that will explore how society can benefit from the power of interconnected devices (the IoT) while remaining safe, secure and resilient. With an increase in high-profile cybersecurity attacks, cyber …

At the Intersection of Data Privacy and the Internet of Things

Chatham House recently hosted a roundtable discussion with Julie Brill who was a Commissioner with the US Federal Trade Commission from 2010-2016 and has an extensive background in data protection, privacy and cyber security. ‘At the Intersection of Data Privacy and the Internet of Things’, chaired by Emily Taylor developed a number of interesting lines of discussion amongst the group. …