Next SSL Seminar will take place on Thursday, November 15th at 1.30 pm in room C005.
Corinna Schmitt (Universität der Bundeswehr München) will give a presentation entitled “Authentication in IoT Networks”.
Today over 35 billion devices are connected with each other building the Internet of Things (IoT). The device diversity ranges from constrained devices (e.g., sensor, Smartwatches) over Tables and Smartphone to resource-rich devices like notebooks and servers. In parallel the stack in IoT shows also diversity and includes usage of many standards and third-party services at the same time from collection point to the application. Manifold data is collected all the time and the users have less knowledge about it, but their awareness of misuse rises.
Based on this quite complex situation, authentication in IoT networks is important. But which authentication are we speaking of here? In general two opportunities exist: (1) authentication within the deployed network (e.g., between the devices using encryption and handshakes) and (2) authentication from the user side controlling the access. In this talk the focus is placed on the second opportunity, namely user authentication. Most techniques are smartcard based, but the Web-based approach developed within SecureWSN is different: It is based on credentials and automatically handled requests without involvement of third-parties giving data owner full control of access. Thus, first features of the GDPR strengthening ownership are included in SecureWSN.
Bio: Corinna Schmitt holds a Diploma in Bioinformatics (Dipl. Informatik (Bioinformatik)) from the Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen (Germany) and a Doctor in Computer Science (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Technische Universität München (Germany). She established an efficient data transmission protocol – called TinyIPFIX – with additional features for aggregation, compression, and secure transmission, complementing it with an user-friendly and flexible GUI (CoMaDa).
From spring 2013 to May 2018 she was employed at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) as “Head of Mobile and Trusted Communications” at the Communication Systems Group (CSG) of Prof. Dr. B. Stiller. Her focus was on constrained networks, security and privacy issues, as well as on Internet of Things related issues. After several years of visiting status at the goup of Prof. Dr. Gabi Dreo-Rodosek at the Universität der Bundeswehr München (Germany) she joint the affiliated Research Institute CODE as researcher and laboratory supervisor. Her research focuses is the same as at the CSG-Group with expands to the application area of military communication and Smart City.
Her work is documented in more than 30 publications, including 8 book chapters, the RFC 8272 on “TinyIPFIX for Smart Meters in Constrained Networks”, and the ITU-T recommendation Y.3013 on “Socio-economic Assessment of Future Networks by Tussle Analysis”. She contributes / contributed to several EU projects (e.g., CONCORDIA, AutHoNe, SmartenIT, FLAMINGO, symbIoTe) and different standardization organizations (IETF, ITU, ASUT) until now and continues with these activities and recruits research funds continuously. She is active in ACM and IEEE as TCP member, as well as reviewer for several journals and organizer of conferences.