Workshop III:

Security for end users: from personal devices to Internet of Things

Kari Kostiainen
Speaker: N. Asokan and Kari Kostiainen
As computing devices like mobile phones are now reaching billions of end users, it is becoming increasingly important that the security and configuration mechanisms used in these devices are easy to use while still providing sufficient security and without driving up cost.
In the first part of this lecture, we will discuss how researchers and practitioners came together to address the problem of initalizing and configuring secure communication between personal devices (sometimes known as "first connect"). In the second part, we will explain how the scale of the "first connect" problem will increase when the promise of the "Internet of Things" becomes a reality where tens of billions of "things" are connected to the Internet and each user will need to configure and manage their own personal Internet of Things.
About the speaker:
N.Asokan is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki. Until recently, he was a Distinguished Researcher at Nokia Research Center where he led the Security and Networking Protocols research group. Asokan received his doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo and is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur.
Kari Kostiainen is an expert in mobile devices, security and privacy. He has been working with Nokia Research Center in Helsinki and Silicon Valley almost a decade. Kari holds a doctorate in computer science from Aalto University, Helsinki.