In the Spring of 2021, I was taking Professor Li’s EECS 700: IoT Security, which was a fantastic course over some basic and more advanced aspects of Internet of Things and their security considerations. We had a semester-long final project for the class. My beautiful partner, Anissa Khan and I built and documented a securite model of a smart home. Below is the abstract from our paper and related links.
Abstract — The Internet of Things (IoT) has become more prevalent in our everyday lives through the use of smart home devices. As such, the security of smart home systems has become of paramount importance. In this study, we design and implement a simplified smart home model that is meant to serve as a testbed for a wide range of smart home systems. Once implemented we perform a security analysis of the whole system and put security controls in place. In doing so, we demonstrate ways in which the general IoT smart home system can be secured.