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Project Reference: ITP/024/17LP
Project Title: IoT Security Evaluation Testbed (IoT-SET)
Hosting Institution: LSCM R&D Centre (LSCM)
Abstract: Internet of Things (IoT) devices have become increasingly popular these days. People can control and monitor IoT devices through Internet connections. In Oct 2016, the first IoT botnet “Mirai” utilized the vulnerability of IoT devices to launch a DDoS attack to the DNS provider Dyn, which caused millions of Internet users unable to access Internet services such as Twitter and GitHub.

Up to now, there is neither standard procedure nor testing laboratory to conduct security analysis and test on IoT devices. As the number of IoT devices to be available in the market is increasing every year, it is necessary to have a platform examine, analyse and testing security aspects of IoT devices.

In this project, we plan to set up the IoT Security Evaluation Testbed (IoT-SET) which allows security professionals and researchers to conduct security evaluation and research on IoT devices. To establish such testbed, it requires knowledge in both IoT devices as well as security background in ICS/SCADA systems. The project team will be led by researchers from LSCM with expertise in IoT devices and researchers from HKU CISC with recent research experience in ICS/SCADA security and forensics.
Project Coordinator: Dr Chung-Dak SHUM
Approved Funding Amount: HK$2.71 M
Project Period: 01 Sep 2017 - 31 Aug 2018
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