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, …

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 …

PETRAS IoT Hub at #AoIR2017

PETRAS Standards, Governance and Policy (SGP) Research team was represented at this year’s annual Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) conference at the University of Tartu in Estonia. The conference brought together hundreds of academics, researchers, graduate students and other participants for an interdisciplinary, multi-methodological look at the Internet. Dr Leonie Maria Tanczer, Postdoctoral Research Associate for the SGP team, was …

Chatbot ethnographer gathers data at the Royal Highland Show

The collection of ethnographic data to inform design and development of IoT is becoming increasingly challenging as interactions are woven seamlessly into the fabric of our lives and are often intermittent and on the go. As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Royal Bank of Scotland, the STiPS project has created a chatbot ethnographer or “Ethnobot” to assist with …

PETRAS IoT Hub represented at IoT Hearing in Brussels

The PETRAS IoT Hubs’ Standards, Governance and Policy research team was invited to a European Parliament hearing, organised by The Greens/EFA. The event with the title “#WannaCry: Lessons learned for Security and Liability in the Internet of Things” was convened by the Members of the European Parliament Jan Philipp Albrecht, Julia Reda and Reinhard Bütikofer. The hearing set out to identify the …

New PETRAS Research Associate at UCL

The PETRAS IoT Hub research team is growing. Leonie Tanczer is joining the Standards, Governance and Policy Stream having recently submitted her PhD thesis at Queen’s University Belfast. She will be working together with Dr. Irina Brass under line managers Dr. Jason Blackstock and Dr. Madeline Carr (Cardiff University) on issues such as the regulation and standardisation of IoT devices. The Stream …