Keynote Ditrinet: Combatting IoT Malware

The Internet of Things (IoT) is being deployed in critical industrial processes and is connected to intimate aspects of our personal lives. As the IoT moves out of the lab and into the real world, it becomes urgent to protect IoT devices from Malware.

About this presentation

This presentation will provide background on real-world IoT systems and explore the current state-of-practice in IoT security, with a focus on defending against IoT malware. Based upon this analysis, imec-DistriNet presents a vision for defending against IoT malware using a combination of hardware and software techniques.

The presentation concludes by introducing the Security MicroVisor, a new security technique developed by imec-DistriNet that provides lightweight malware protection on unmodified micro-controllers through partial virtualisation.

About your speaker Danny Hughes

Danny Hughes is a Professor of Computer Science at KU Leuven and a member of the DistriNet (Distributed Systems and Computer Networks) research group, where he leads a taskforce of 10 researchers focused on networked embedded systems. 

His interests focus on full stack support for Internet of Things. This ranges from novel hardware platforms, through embedded operating systems and low-power network protocols to programming languages and middleware support. He has published over 150 academic papers. His work has been cited over 1600 times and my h-index as measured by Google Scholar is 20. 

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