Thesis topic:

Socio-technical Assessment of IoT System Security Education

  • Supervisor: Abasi-Amefon Obot Affia
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  • The Internet of Things (IoT) opens opportunities for a wide array of devices, appliances, and applications that share and communicate information on the Internet. These opportunities allow for exponential growth in the number of IoT devices and applications used daily, increasing the potential for security threats. The number of IoT cyberattacks increases yearly; thus, the need to build better security awareness and education efforts that can cater to IoT system stakeholders (i.e., engineers, business owners, builders) and IoT system end-users becomes a more urgent task.
  • This study can rely on literature as a systematic literature review about efforts in IoT security education, the tools or methods used to achieve IoT security education, and research on crucial aspects of IoT security that must be enforced. The paper can analyze the current situation and existing problems/challenges and hypothesize a way forward with the growing innovations within the IoT ecosystem.
  • Note: This topic can be focused on IoT security education in Estonia or the EU.
  • References
    • 1. Affia, A. O., Nolte, A., & Matulevičius, R. (2020, September). Developing and evaluating a hackathon approach to foster cyber security learning. In International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing (pp. 3-19). Springer, Cham.
    • 2. Hurst, W., Shone, N., El Rhalibi, A., Happe, A., Kotze, B., & Duncan, B. (2017). Advancing the micro-CI testbed for IoT cyber-security research and education. Cloud Comput, 2017, 139.
    • 3. Ma, C., Kulshrestha, S., Shi, W., Okada, Y., & Bose, R. (2018, March). E-learning material development framework supporting VR/AR based on linked data for IoT security education. In International Conference on Emerging Internetworking, Data & Web Technologies (pp. 479-491). Springer, Cham.

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