14th IoT Talk in Salzburg on the topic of “Security and Trust in the IoT”

Salzburg Research is organizing “Security and Trust in the IoT” on Ocotober 1, 2020.

The 14th IoT Talks will focus on concepts and solutions in the field of “Security and Trust in IoT”. A research report published by Microsoft (“IoT Signals”) in July 2019, based on a survey of 3,000 companies, showed that 97% of all respondents had security concerns when implementing IoT projects. However, this does not affect the acceptance of the technology.

So what can be done to ensure confidence in the security and protection of the Internet of Things?

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Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt to present Paper at I-ESA 2020

Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt (Salzburg Research) will be presenting her paper “A Survey on Public Datasets for Digital Twin-based Automotive Cybersecurity Validation” at the 10th International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications (I-ESA 2020) in Tarbes, France.

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IoT4CPS to host WISI Workshop at ARES 2020 in Dublin

The factory of the future requires an effective interconnection of machinery, robots, lines, products, sensors and operators to each other and to back-end systems. The industrial propagation environment may also be harsh, mostly metalized, and suffering from man-made, impulsive interference. Industrial IoT priorities are security, low latency, reliability and low cost. However, smart factories are also looking for enhanced services for people and machines that create an added value that is beyond the limits of the production environment, such as indoor localisation, smart logistic support, remote maintenance and access to machine data and advanced IT infrastructure, smart tracking of connected components and products.

In this workshop we invite papers to discuss security demands of Industry 4.0, as well as specific security tools and methods, which enable interconnection of engineering activities at multiple levels of security and safety, in order to improve system resilience and to support security lifecycle management.

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5th IoT4CPS Plenary Meeting at Joanneum Reserach in Graz

The 5th plenary meeting took place on November 28, 2019 at Joanneum Research in Graz and brought lots of fruitful discussions.
Starting into the last year of the project we discussed current findings and challenges as well as upcoming milestones.

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IoT4CPS @ AVL Research Networking Day

Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt from Salzburg Research and Stefan Marksteiner from AVL represented IoT4CPs at the AVL Networking Day on November 19, 2019. They presented the approaches developed within the project.

Violeta moreover presented her poster on digital twins for security and privacy life cycle management.

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IoT4CPS Demo Video: MQTT Security and AMiner Anomaly Detection

The IoT4CPS demo video gives a short introduction to a demonstrator developed within the IoT4CPS project. This demonstrator integrates the logdata-anomaly-miner (AMiner) in a small testbed, consisting of a cyber-physical system (a robotic arm) and IoT devices communicating via MQTT. It shows the benefits of using anomaly detection and security measures in a CPS / IoT environment.

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IoT – How Standards lead to Innovation

Austria does not have to hide when speaking about IT-innovation. Standards can help achieve he necessary lead over competitors.

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IoT is more than just a trend. It has established a key role in industry and automotive. The latest report of network provider Cisco claims that 28 billion devices will be connected in 2022. More than half of the communication will happen between devices (machine to machine). How will Austria manage to stand out? What needs to be done in order to push and not inhibit innovation?

Mario Drobics discusses future opportunities and challenges with futurezone reporter Barbara Wimmer: Read full interview

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IoT4CPS @ Research Festival of the Country of Lower Austria

The Department for Integrated Sensor Systems was invited to present actual research projects to the general public at the Research Festival of the county of Lower Austria on 27.9.2019. Multiple Sensors from the areas of intelligent traffic systems, magnetic sensing and Industrial IoT have been presented during the event, which was held at the heart of  Vienna inside the historic Palais Niederösterreich from 3 pm to 10 pm. In this context also the security activities and trends investigated and developed in the project IoT4CPS have been presented. Many interesting questions of the visitors have been answered during the whole evening. It is estimated that more than 6000 visitors have been counted.

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Workshop on Industrial Security and IoT – disseminating Results of IoT4CPS @ ARES 2019

In order to support dissemination activities in the IoT4CPS project, the AIT and SBA Research have organized the first Workshop on Industrial Security and IoT (WISI 2019). The workshop was hosted as part of the 14th edition of the ARES & CD-MAKE conference which took place in Canterbury, UK.

The first session started with a keynote speech by AIT cyber security expert Christoph Schmittner, who provided an overview on methods for ensuring security during the entire life cycle. He also provided insights into the current progress in security and safety standardization activities, with the specific specific regard to two main IoT4CPS application fields: smart mobility and smart production. The keynote session was concluded with an open discussion among all participants.

The first official paper was a contribution by representatives of the German Research Institute for AI. The authors emphasized on evaluating different methods to leverage network features in intrusion detection systems. They also highlighted the techniques of Matrix Profiles, which they use to detect irregularities in signals coming from industrial control systems. For the attacks that do not manifest through changes in physical signals, the authors propose to build a graph for representing the topology of the network. With this graph, one could understand the valid communication paths in the network, and thus detect any anomalies.

An application-oriented survey paper was submitted by our colleagues from the University of Timisoara, Romania. It was very informative to hear about the applicability of different Elliptic-Curve Libraries in automotive applications. The next paper on “Applicability of the IEC 62443 standard in Industry 4.0 / IIoT” triggered a vivid discussion between the authors and the audience. The participants mostly agreed that the challenges in achieving standard compliance are coming from the loose security zone boundaries in industrial IoT systems as well as remote software updates.

Two additional papers provided insights into the latest research results of the IoT4CPS project. The first one, entitled “Requirements and Recommendations for IoT/IIoT Models to automate Security Assurance through Threat Modelling, Security Analysis and Penetration Testing”, dealt with evaluating and improving state-of-the-art methods for security analysis. An additional contribution to the workshop was a submission from Salzburg Research, a partner in the IoT4CPS consortium, entitled “Federated Identity Management and Interoperability for Heterogeneous Cloud Platform Ecosystems”

We are satisfied to acknowledge that the WISI workshop gave a strong support for disseminating the IoT4CPS preliminary results and we look forward to continuing the research in Industrial IoT Security.

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