Design of a Privacy Infrastructure for the Internet of Things

Norman Sadeh, Carnegie Mellon University

Abstract: 

We have recently launched a Privacy Infrastructure for the Internet of Things. The infrastructure revolves around a growing collection of registries where owners of IoT resources (e.g. IoT devices, services) and volunteer contributors can publicize the presence of IoT resources and their data practices, including any privacy settings made available by these resources. An IoT Privacy Assistant app available in the iOS store and Android Google Play store enables people to discover IoT resources around them, find out about the data they collect and interact with privacy settings made available by these resources. In this presentation, we will discuss some of the the design challenges associated with the development of such a platform and how we approached these challenges as we developed a first instance of this technology. Within a month, our user community has grown to over 15,000 users, with our infrastructure hosting over 100,000 IoT resource descriptions.

Norman Sadeh, Carnegie Mellon University

Norman Sadeh is a Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, where among other things he co-founded and co-directs the Privacy Engineering Master's Program. Norman's primary research interests span mobile & IoT, cybersecurity, privacy and Artificial Intelligence. He was founding CEO and Chairman of Wombat Security Technologies, a company that grew to over 200 employees, prior to being acquired by Proofpoint for $225M in March 2018. In the late nineties, Norman also served as Chief Scientist of the European Commission's 550M EUR research initiative in e-Commerce, which at the time included all pan-European research in cybersecurity and privacy and related policy initiatives.
BibTeX
@inproceedings {257929,
author = {Norman Sadeh},
title = {Design of a Privacy Infrastructure for the Internet of Things},
booktitle = {2020 {USENIX} Conference on Privacy Engineering Practice and Respect ({PEPR} 20)},
year = {2020},
url = {https://www.usenix.org/conference/pepr20/presentation/sadeh},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
month = oct,
}

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