The intention of this course is to understand the vulnerability of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. IoT is the interconnection of wide variety devices using the internet, these devices include such things as heart monitors, smart thermostats, bio-metric devices for farm animals, etc. Gartner Inc, has stated that they believe there will be 26 billion IoT devices on the internet by 2020.
The course will consist of the following:
1. Overview of IoT technology and services – Assignments to demonstrate learning
2. Networking for IoT – Assignments to demonstrate learning
3. Current Security and Privacy for IoT – Assignments to demonstrate learning
4. Future Security concepts and solutions – Assignment to demonstrate learning
5. Final Project – In depth analysis of a particular subset of IoT, for example connectivity for cars, the problems that this presents and what solutions are available now and in the future.
There will be an optional lab portion to the course which could work best as a portion of your final project. It is recommended that you use Raspberry Pi’s or Arduino devices. There are several small projects currently online with plans on how to build them; they are mostly monitoring devices for the home that can be connected to the internet. The intention is to build one or two of these projects and utilize different tools from Kali Linux to determine their vulnerabilities.
Colin MacGregor is a security engineer with over 15+ years in domestic and international projects. He has a Diploma in Electronic Engineering, a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Masters of Engineering (MEng) in Information Assurance from Iowa State University. Colin has experience with multiple systems utilizing various bands of the Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum from High Frequency (HF) to Satellite and has used these to setup as well as extend networked data and voice options. These skills developed out of his desire to learn how things work. This started with his need to take everything apart from his calculator in class, to family appliances, or whatever else struck his interest. Colin currently resides in Kingston, Ontario with his family.