Summer School "Security of Things" - SeThi

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Homes represent a rapidly growing market in which many providers are striving early and ruthlessly for large market shares due to the network effect. In the resulting economic situation, it is virtually natural that "hardly any time remained" for technical and organizational security. This concerns both the architecture of applications with an almost hopelessly unmanageable number of responsibilities and trust boundaries and the security of the protocols used themselves. Even in the field of industrial automation and the field buses used there, security was not seen as a primary design goal.

This summer school is aimed at all those who are interested in safety mechanisms in fieldbuses and IoT systems. We show in detail what the insecurity is, which attacks are possible, which protective measures would be technically and organizationally conceivable and how companies and  law enforcement officers approach these problems.

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