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Bernardo Sequeiros explained to 90 Segundos de Ciência the project SECUREIoTESIGN

by IT on 14-12-2021
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Bernardo Sequeiros explained to the podcast 90 Segundos de Ciência the main goal of the project SECUREIoTESIGN he is involved in, an initiative that aims to protect new systems being developed for the Internet of Things from any security vulnerabilities.

Bernardo Sequeiros is a PhD student at the University of Beira Interior (UBI), a researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) and at the Cloud Computing Competence Center (C4).

“Let's imagine that you intend to develop a device, a system for the Internet of Things. The SAM will ask a set of questions, as simple as possible, in order to understand what type of system you are developing, and from there it will provide information on what precautions you should take into account”, he explains.

The project research team is designing a set of tools that are interconnected through an agent: SAM – Security Advisory Module, which will help companies and people that develop devices for the Internet of Things (IoT).

The new 5G networks are promoting an increase in coverage, in speed and accessibility. These networks allow the interconnection of different objects in a system known as the Internet of Things. In the broadest sense, the term Internet of Things encompasses everything connected to global cyberspace. The ubiquity and heterogeneity of these systems generate a high number of vulnerabilities that will have to be protected in the immediate future. SECUREIoTESIGN project outcome is expected to help with those vulnerabilities just at the preliminary design and development phase.

SECURIoTESIGN is funded by FCT/COMPETE/FEDER and is currently progressing with the contributions of eight researchers at the University of Beira Interior (UBI), at the Multimedia Signal Processing lab, part of Instituto de Telecomunicações in Covilhã, under the coordination of Pedro Inácio, researcher of IT and Professor at University of Beira Interior (UBI).


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