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This talk will be on IoT security and will use the UK Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security to underpin the discussion.I will describe various vulnerabilities and attacks that made the news headlines, which I conjecture may be the underlying reason why we need these rules now. In October 2018, the UK Government published the Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security to support all parties involved in the development, manufacturing and retail of consumer IoT. World-renowned security technologists like Bruce Schneier, believe that the time indeed has come to regulate IoT. The talk will open the floor to question whether regulation can be a fix to make us all more secure.

Cigdem Sengul

Cigdem Sengul a Senior Researcher in Nominet, working on privacy, trust and security in Internet of Things. She is the co-author MQTT-TLS profile of ACE (Authentication and Authorisation in Constrained Environments) in IETF. She also contributed to the technical specifications the UMA (User-Managed Access) Work Group in Kantara Initiative. She has more than 10 years of experience in research and development in mobile and wireless networks in both academia and industry. Her work has been published in more than 50 journal and conference publications.She received MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2003 and 2007, respectively. Her research was funded by Fulbright, Department of Computer Science, UIUC and Vodafone fellowships.

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