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Reference Number EP/N02334X/1
Title Cyber Security of the Internet of Things
Status Completed
Energy Categories Not Energy Related 95%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 5%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 80%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 5%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 5%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 5%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 5%;
Principal Investigator Professor JDM Watson
No email address given
Science, Tech, Eng and Public Policy
University College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 29 February 2016
End Date 31 August 2019
Duration 42 months
Total Grant Value £4,559,841
Industrial Sectors Energy; Healthcare; Information Technologies; Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region London
Programme Digital Economy : Digital Economy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor JDM Watson , Science, Tech, Eng and Public Policy, University College London (99.995%)
  Other Investigator Dr A Hudson-Smith , Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London (0.001%)
Professor S Hailes , Computer Science, University College London (0.001%)
Ms S Meiklejohn , Computer Science, University College London (0.001%)
Dr I Brass , Science, Tech, Eng and Public Policy, University College London (0.001%)
Dr J Blackstock , Science, Tech, Eng and Public Policy, University College London (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Building Research Establishment (BRE) Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , British Telecommunications Plc (BT) (0.000%)
Project Contact , British Gas (0.000%)
Project Contact , DSTL - Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (0.000%)
Project Contact , Network Rail Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Toshiba Research Europe Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Microsoft Research Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Greater London Authority (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ordnance Survey (0.000%)
Project Contact , Costain Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Institute for Sustainability (0.000%)
Project Contact , NEC Telecom MODUS Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , WSP (0.000%)
Project Contact , Siemens plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cisco Systems UK (0.000%)
Project Contact , Concentra (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cube Controls Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Holst Centre - imec and TMO, The Netherlands (0.000%)
Project Contact , Callsign (0.000%)
Project Contact , In Touch Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Intel Corporation, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , InterDigital (0.000%)
Project Contact , EE Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , AT&T Labs, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Barclays Bank plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Amadeus Capital Partners Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , British Broadcasting Corporation - BBC (0.000%)
Project Contact , Sogeti UK Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , TRL (0.000%)
Project Contact , L-3 TRL Technology (0.000%)
Project Contact , O2 Telefonica Europe plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Raytheon, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , NSC (0.000%)
Project Contact , Nettitude Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Royal Bank of Scotland Plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , MASS Consultants Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Mevaluate Holding Ltd, Ireland (0.000%)
Project Contact , London Legacy Development Corporation (0.000%)
Project Contact , Pinsent Masons LLP (0.000%)
Project Contact , Poplar HARCA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Purple Secure Systems Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , QONEX (0.000%)
Project Contact , Thales Alenia Space UK Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Home Office (HO) (0.000%)
Project Contact , ZTE (UK) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Which (0.000%)
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Abstract Today we use many objects not normally associated with computers or the internet. These include gas meters and lights in our homes, healthcare devices, water distribution systems and cars. Increasingly, such objects are digitally connected and some are transitioning from cellular network connections (M2M) to using the internet: e.g. smart meters and cars - ultimately self-driving cars may revolutionise transport. This trend is driven by numerous forces. The connection of objects and use of their data can cut costs (e.g. allowing remote control of processes) creates new business opportunities (e.g. tailored consumer offerings), and can lead to new services (e.g. keeping older people safe in their homes).This vision of interconnected physical objects is commonly referred to as the Internet of Things. The examples above not only illustrate the vast potential of such technology for economic and societal benefit, they also hint that such a vision comes with serious challenges and threats. For example, information from a smart meter can be used to infer when people are at home, and an autonomous car must make quick decisions of moral dimensions when faced with a child running across on a busy road. This means the Internet of Things needs to evolve in a trustworthy manner that individuals can understand and be comfortable with. It also suggests that the Internet of Things needs to be resilient against active attacks from organised crime, terror organisations or state-sponsored aggressors.Therefore, this project creates a Hub for research, development, and translation for the Internet of Things, focussing on privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security/safety: PETRAS, (also suggesting rock-solid foundations) for the Internet of Things. The Hub will be designed and run as a 'social and technological platform'. It will bring together UK academic institutions that are recognised international research leaders in this area, with users and partners from various industrial sectors, government agencies, and NGOs such as charities, to get a thorough understanding of these issues in terms of the potentially conflicting interests of private individuals, companies, and political institutions; and to become a world-leading centre for research, development, and innovation in this problem space.Central to the Hub approach is the flexibility during the research programme to create projects that explore issues through impactful co-design with technical and social science experts and stakeholders, and to engage more widely with centres of excellence in the UK and overseas. Research themes will cut across all projects: Privacy and Trust; Safety and Security; Adoption and Acceptability; Standards, Governance, and Policy; and Harnessing Economic Value. Properly understanding the interaction of these themes is vital, and a great social, moral, and economic responsibility of the Hub in influencing tomorrow's Internet of Things. For example, asecure system that does not adequately respect privacy, or where there is the mere hint of such inadequacy, is unlikely to prove acceptable. Demonstrators, like wearable sensors in health care, will be used to explore and evaluate these research themes and their tension. New solutions are expected to come out of the majority of projects and demonstrators, many solutions will be generalisable to problems in other sectors, and all projects will produce valuable insights. A robust governance and management structure will ensure good management of the research portfolio, excellent user engagement and focussed coordination of impact from deliverables. The Hub will further draw on the expertise, networks, and on-going projects of its members to create a cross-disciplinary language for sharing problems and solutions across research domains, industrial sectors, and government departments. This common language will enhance the outreach, development, and training activities of the Hub

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