CyLab Seminar: Steve Hanna

April 21, 2022

12:00 p.m. ET

Panther Hollow (4th Floor in CIC)

Steve Hanna

Source: CyLab

Please note that CyLab seminars are closed to the public and open to CyLab partners and Carnegie Mellon University faculty, students and staff.

Speaker: Steve Hanna, distinguished engineer, Infineon Technologies

Title: The Matter Standard–Raising the Bar for Smart Home Security & Privacy

Security has been a tremendous stumbling block for Smart Home products with consumers baffled by complex systems and worried about the security and privacy of their homes. The forthcoming Matter standard aims to solve all this with a single set of protocols and algorithms that are secure yet easy for users and device makers alike. Because these protocols and algorithms break new ground in IoT cybersecurity, they deserve extra attention and elucidation.This talk provides an overview of the standard and how it improves on the current state of the practice for IoT security & privacy. Opportunities abound for cybersecurity research that builds on or extends the Matter protocols.

Steve Hanna is a distinguished engineer at Infineon Technologies. On a global basis, he is responsible for IoT security strategy and technology.

As a security expert, Steve is a leader in many standards groups.

  • Within the Matter Work Group in the Connectivity Standards Alliance, he is the lead of the Threat Model Tiger Team, the lead of the Device Attestation Tiger Team, the vice lead of theCryptographic Primitives Tiger Team, and the secretary of the Secure Channel Tiger Team.
  • Within the Trusted Computing Group, he co-chairs the IoT Work Group, and Industrial Work Group.
  • Within the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), he is a member of the Security Area Directorate.
  • Within the International Society of Automation, he is co-chair of the Industrial IoT Security Work Group.
Mr. Hanna has a deep background in information security, especially in software and systems. He is an inventor or co-inventor on 48 issued patents, the author of innumerable standards and white papers, and a regular speaker at industry events. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.

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