Seminar: Cyber Security Modeling and Analysis of Internet of Things

19th Dec 2018 10:00am-11:00am
Presenter/Speaker: Dr Dan DongSeong Kim, Senior Lecturer in Cybersecurity, University of Canterbury, NZ
Location: G.1.15

A lot of Internet of Things (IoT) devices are vulnerable to cyber attacks. It is important to assess and enhance the security of IoT devices and IoT networks and service. The Cybersecurity Lab at the University of Canterbury (UC) along with other universities have received an MBIE grant on “advanced security technologies for the Internet of Things” ( as international collaborations between NZ universities (UC, Auckland University of Technology, Massey University, and Victoria University of Wellington) and Universities in Korea (Korea University and Sungkyunkwan University). In this talk, I will introduce on-going research topics under the MBIE grant and (1) a cybersecurity modeling and evaluation framework will be presented, (2) security assessment of IoT networks with non-patchable IoT nodes and mobile IoT nodes and (3) network level security defense techniques including moving target defenses and deception techniques. Finally, future work research revenues will be discussed.

Related publications are:

  • Amelia Samandari, Mengmeng Ge, Jin B. Hong and Dong Seong Kim: Evaluating the Security of IoT Networks with Mobile Devices. IEEE PRDC (2018)
  • Mengmeng Ge, Jin B. Hong, Simon Enoch Yusuf, Dong Seong Kim: Proactive defense mechanisms for the software-defined Internet of Things with non-patchable vulnerabilities. Future Generation Comp. Syst. 78: 568-582 (2018)
  • Mengmeng Ge, Jin B. Hong, Walter Guttmann, Dong Seong Kim: A framework for automating security analysis of the internet of things. J. Network and Computer Applications 83: 12-27 (2017)
  • Jin B. Hong, Dong Seong Kim: Assessing the Effectiveness of Moving Target Defenses Using Security Models. IEEE Trans. Dependable Sec. Comput. 13(2): 163-177 (2016)

Dr. Dong-Seong “Dan” Kim leads the Cyber Security Lab at the University of Canterbury (UC), Christchurch, New Zealand. He is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at UC since 2011. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland in the US in 2007. From June 2008 to July 2011, he was a postdoc at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina in the US. His research interests are in cyber security and dependability for various systems and networks.

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