Cybersecurity principles and technologies motivated by the evolving ecosystem of Internet of Things (IoT): devices, operating systems, sensors, data storage, networking and communication protocols, and system services. IoT device and system security and privacy vulnerabilities, analysis, and attack mitigation techniques. Master of Information Technology (MIT) students only. Pre: 5484 or CS 5044. (3H, 3C).
The Internet is dramatically growing in terms of size and complexity as billions of sensors, devices, and computers become networked together in the Internet of Things (IoT). With this network evolution comes the increased need for understanding the cybersecurity challenges caused by IoT devices, as well as learning the principles and technologies that can help mitigate security and privacy vulnerabilities in an increasingly networked world. This class teaches Masters of Information Technology (MIT) students the engineering architecture components (hardware, protocols, and technologies) of the evolving IoT ecosystem, motivated by the core principles of cybersecurity. This course will help students identify security and privacy vulnerabilities in IoT technologies and systems. This course will also prepare students for understanding cybersecurity challenges, principles, and approaches as networked devices become increasingly integrated into our daily lives.
Percentage of Course
|Overview of the Internet of Things (IoT) from a cybersecurity perspective||10%|
|Architecture and engineering components of the IoT ecosystem||10%|
|Core IoT cybersecurity principles and technologies||10%|
|Client service and application technologies and vulnerabilities||15%|
|Security analysis of IoT networks||15%|
|Device and sensor technologies, vulnerabilities and mitigation||10%|
|IoT communication technologies, vulnerabilities and mitigation||10%|
|Data, server, and cloud system vulnerabilities and mitigation||10%|
|Privacy and security issues for IoT systems||10%|