Title1: Security aspects of Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) is a consolidated technology on the Internet. Simple objects gain the ability to store, process and exchange information among themselves or with external entities, by monitoring and controlling the environment. Thanks to the rapid development of this innovation, IoT opens possibilities to a huge number of applications that improve our daily life. The main scenarios of the development of IoT are home automation/domestic, Industrial IoT, healthcare and critical infrastructures. According to such scenarios, several applications could be implemented: from smart thermostats, light bulbs, refrigerators, ovens, door window sensors to volumetric, flow, heat and connected data processing devices. The objective of this seminary is to present results obtained after an evaluation of the security of IoT networks and devices implemented using different protocols. Such exploitation provides the ability to analyze the effects of common and innovative attacks designed to target common wireless networks, when they are perpetrated against IoT environments.

Ivan Vaccari is a PhD student in Computer Science and research fellow in the Network Security Group at CNR. He obtained his MSc Degree Cum Laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Genoa, Italy, with a thesis entitled “Study of security issues on ZigBee networks in reference to the Internet of Things phenomenon”. For this work, he received a price for the “Best thesis 2017” for IoT networks implementation offered by the company ABB. His research activities are focused on cyber security, in particular in IoT and network security. His main activities are focused on the development of innovative cyber threats against networks and IoT systems.

Title2: On the feasibility of using GNSS raw measurement from Android devices for precise real-time tracking: the case study of rail yards

The real-time tracking of operators within the construction sites is a very important requirement for an effective safety system for operators within the construction site itself. A technology that is well suited to this type of operation is GNSS tracking in NRTK (Network Real Time Kinematic) mode. This approach makes it possible to obtain real time submetric accuracies using small and easily wearable sensors. In this context, this work consists in the realization of a prototype web system for real-time monitoring of the position of workers in railway yards, using NRTK GNSS positioning.
The seminar will briefly describe the prototype developed, highlighting its limits and peculiarities. The possibility of using GPS receivers embedded in smartphones for this type of application will be discussed.

Lorenzo is a second year PhD student in Computer Science and System Engineering. He is doing his PhD studies in a company (Gter srl) under the supervision of eng. Tiziano Cosso, and professor Giorgio Delzanno. His main focus are GNSS system from Android devices.


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Ivan Vaccari & Lorenzo Benvenuto