• FRI Piškot Seminar: A Secure IoT

At FRI Piškot Seminar on Thursday, 1 June 2017, Gennaro Boggia from the Politecnico di Bari will talk about security in IoT. We meet at 14.15 in lecture hall 22.

Taking the first steps towards a secure IoT



The Internet of Things (IoT), with its promise to create a connected world, with billions of interconnected smart objects, will pave the way to novel pervasive services in many application domains. But new problems arise, because networked systems could be theoretically accessible by any connected users. Thus, in order to effectively deploy the IoT paradigm in the real world, it is very important to secure the systems, ensuring data availability, privacy, integrity, trustiness; taking into account, at the same time, that considered interconnected “things” have, in general, low computational, storage, and energy capabilities.

With this premise, starting from the general description of IoT and related security issues, this talk will consider some security problems. They will be analyzed and critical aspects will be highlighted: authentication and authorization of users for managing the access to personal data, interaction among different IoT domains. New developed solutions about protocols, for partially solving some of the considered issues, will be analyzed more in depth.


Short Bio:

Gennaro Boggia received, with honors, the Dr. Eng. Degree in Electronics Engineering in July 1997 and the Ph.D. degree in Electronics Engineering in March 2001, both  from “Politecnico di Bari,” Italy. Since September 2002, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering at the “Politecnico di Bari”, Italy, where he is currently Associate Professor. From May 1999 to December 1999, he was visiting researcher at the TILab, TelecomItalia Lab,Italy, where he was involved in the study of the Core Network for the evolution of 3G cellular systems. In 2007, he was visiting researcher at FTW (Vienna), where he was involved in activities on passive and active traffic monitoring in 3G networks. He has authored or co-authored more than 120 papers in international journals or conference proceedings, gaining more than 3000 citations (source: google scholar). His research interests span the fields of Internet of Things (IoT), Network Security, Wireless Networking, Cellular Communication, Information Centric Networking, Protocol stacks for industrial applications, Internet measurements, Network Performance Evaluation. He is active in the IETF ICNRG working group and in the IEEE WG 6TiSCH. He is also regularly involved as member of the TPC of many prestigious international conferences. Currently, he serves as Associate Editor for the Springer Wireless Networks journal and Wiley Transactions on Emerging Technologies.


The seminar will be held in English.