All Your Devices Can be Hacked
In today’s Internet of things, we find many household devices that used to stand on their own are now fully connected. Thermostats are smart, refrigerators are online, devices are wearable, medicine is administered by computers, and the only thing that everybody forgot about was security. This talk will highlight some of the more outrageous security oversights in recent years. We will discuss malware, embedded devices, and what we can do to protect the Internet of Things.
Dr. Aviel (Avi) D. Rubin is Professor of Computer Science and Technical Director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University. He is also the Director of the JHU Health and Medical Security Lab. Prior to joining Hopkins, Rubin was a research scientist at AT&T Labs. He testified about information security before the U.S. House and Senate on multiple occasions, and he is the author of several books about computer security. Rubin is a frequent keynote speaker at industry and academic conferences, and he delivered a widely viewed TED talk in 2011. He also testified in federal court as an expert witness on numerous occasions in matters relating to high tech litigation. Rubin served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Associate Editor of Communications of the ACM (CACM), and an Advisory Board member of Springer's Information Security and Cryptography book series. On his last Sabbatical, Rubin was a Fulbright Scholar at Tel Aviv University. In January, 2004, Baltimore Magazine named Rubin a Baltimorean of the Year for his work in safeguarding the integrity of our election process, and he is also the recipient of the 2004 Electronic Frontiers Foundation Pioneer Award. Rubin has a B.S, ('89), M.S.E ('91), and Ph.D. ('94) from the University of Michigan.