We gave a keynote at the Housing Technology’s CxO-level event, ‘The Internet of Things 2017/18‘, which was held at the BT Tower in central London on Tuesday 10th October 2017—an extremely appropriate location, given that this is the World’s highest IoT base station!
The event gathered representatives of the main UK companies of the housing sector, with a view to sharing experiences of deploying IoT systems in the wild, ideas and future directions. Quite a few companies have already been experimenting with IoT devices. Unsurprisingly, this technological move leads to impressive returns on investment, by allowing companies to become proactive about their assets and optimising resources.
Our presentation aimed to give an overview of Cocoon, presenting the latest developments and reviewing some of the risks that should be considered. Most importantly, we argued that a successful and safe IoT strategy can only be based on how users interact with your system.
Take our two surveys:
- Users with first-hand experience of hacking: http://bitly.com/cocoon-experience
- Cyber-security experts about perceived risks: http://bitly.com/cocoon-risks
Download our presentation: Slides of the presentation (pdf)
We are conducting a survey on IoT usage and threat perception. This work will help us understand the emotional reactions people have when the security of IoT and other ICT devices is being breached.
If you want to participate and share your views and experiences, please fill in the survey at the address below. It should not take more than 15 minutes to complete. Responses are anonymised.
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The global CHIST-ERA 2017 project seminar took place on March 21-23, 2017 in Brussels. This yearly seminar brings together researchers involved in ongoing CHIST-ERA projects, such as Cocoon, together with representatives of the national research funding organisations. The seminar was an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas between the various projects, identify synergies, and in general to meet in person and hear of the other projects funded in the same remit.
The Cocoon team took the opportunity to demonstrate the Cocoon node that includes our software-defined IoT radio, which has been designed and built throughout the first months of the project. The demonstration of the early prototype received good feedback from representatives of the funding agencies and triggered interesting discussions with members of the other projects. A half-day Cocoon project meeting helped to discuss the overall project work and plan the experiments. The pictures were taken during the project demonstration and the workshop.
Further reading: http://www.chistera.eu/projects-seminar-2017
Dr. Roesch gave a keynote address to the 2017 edition of Housing Technology Conference & Executive Forum (http://www.housing-technology.com/events/ht17/), held at Q Hotels’ Oxford Belfry, 7-9 March, 2017. This yearly event, organised by Housing Technology, is the one national event in the UK that gathers professionals of the housing sector wanting to make the best out of technology and share best practices.
On January 10-11, the University of Reading hosted the kick-off meeting for the EU CHISTERA Cocoon project, gathering representatives from eight European institutions.