The rise in connectivity, digitalization and robotics, combined with the race for bringing artificial intelligence (AI) into every aspect of our daily life, are rapidly changing our society and shaping our future.
The Internet of Things brings computing capabilities into everyday objects – known as pervasive computing. In this technological and societal revolution, cybersecurity has been too neglected. From a security and privacy perspective, this tsunami of connectivity represents a potential disaster, as each smart object becomes inherently remotely hackable and, as a consequence, controllable by malicious actors.
For example, a hacked robot, industrial machine or smart home object can act as an insider threat in organisations, industries, public spaces, private homes – and even within our body (which could potentially kill someone).
At the masterclass, we present examples of real-life IoT devices from different domains, such as smart homes, smart medical systems, and robotics/AI.