Security Challenges for the Internet of Things: A Semantics-Based View

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 2:20pm to 3:10pm
Swearingen 2A14

Csilla Farkas
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of South Carolina, Columbia

Are you living in a smart home? Are you using smart devices to monitor your health? Is your organization considering to increase automation for sensing and controlling operations? While the concept of Internet of Things (IoT) may mean different things to different people, there is a common theme: the need for cybersecurity. The key security challenges are focused on three areas: 1) device vulnerabilities, 2) communication security and trust, and 3) data integrity, security, and privacy. In this talk I present a semantics-based approach to support IoT data integration and security.

Csilla Farkas is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Director of the Center for Information Assurance Engineering at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Farkas’ research interests include information security, data inference problem, financial and legal analysis of cyber crime, and security and privacy on the Semantic Web. silla Farkas received her PhD from George Mason University, Fairfax. In her dissertation she studied the inference and aggregation problems in multilevel secure relational databases. She received a MS in computer science from George Mason University and BS degrees in computer science and geology from SZAMALK, Hungary and Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary, respectively.