Greater Baltimore Universities Join $10M Smart Home Security Research Effort
Helping to make homes smart! The Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, and University of Maryland are joining the new Security and Privacy in the Lifecycle of IoT for Consumer Environments (SPLICE) initiative to address security in homes. “Many smart home IoT devices have been built, sold and deployed without proper security. These vulnerable systems often present easy targets for malicious attackers who can utilize them as platforms for further intrusion into the home network, for participation in botnets, and for ransomware attacks,” said Dr. Avi Rubin, a JHU professor and technical director for the Information Security Institute. Backed by $10M in funding from National Science Foundation (NSF) Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Frontiers, SPLICE will produce a toolkit for residents to get a complete understanding of smart devices on their wireless network, according to Technical.ly.