Just as software can have exploitable flaws and vulnerabilities, hardware carries similar risks, but with one major setback: “patching” hardware vulnerabilities requires manual labor and much more time than software, which can be patched for millions of users with a click of a button. With billions of devices being created and released each year, Carnegie Mellon University CyLab researchers are developing advanced methods of improving and testing hardware security, making sure hardware is secure from the beginning.
We have researchers working in the following subtopics of applications of security and privacy. Check out each of their research:
IoT labels will help consumers figure out which devices are spying on them
A team of CyLab researchers have developed a prototype security and privacy “nutrition label” that performed well in user tests. To develop the label, the team consulted with a diverse group of 22 security and privacy experts across industry, government, and academia.
First round of Secure and Private IoT Initiative funded projects announced
CyLab’s Secure and Private IoT Initiative (IoT@CyLab) has broken ground as the first round of funded proposals have been announced. Twelve selected projects will be funded for one year, and results will be presented at the IoT@CyLab annual summit next year.