Manu Malek is the Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier's International Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering. He was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Lucent Bell Labs until 2001; then joined Stevens Institute of Technology as Professor of Computer Science and Telecom Management, from which he retired a few years ago.
Dr. Malek has held various academic positions in the USA and overseas, as well as technical leadership positions at Telcordia Technologies and AT&T/Lucent Bell Labs. He is the author, co-author, or editor of seven books, and author or co-author of numerous publications in the areas of communication networks, computer communications, and network management.
An alumnus of University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Malek is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and an IEEE Third Millennium medalist for his contributions. He was Editor for Network Management of the IEEE Transactions on Communications (1989-92), and an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer (1999-2007). He founded and was the Editor-in-Chief of Springer’s Journal of Network and Systems Management (1993-2010).
Dr. Malek is a frequent invitee as keynote speaker at international conferences. His favorite topic is information security with the subtopics IoT, security forensics and defense, and autonomous vehicles.
Abstract:Internet of Things: Applications, Enablers, Security
The Internet is used daily for many online services: for communicating, finding information, doing transactions, and for entertainment; and this is possible independent of location due to its openness and distributed nature. However, this very openness has posed vulnerabilities, allowing attacks such as ID theft, denial of service, industrial espionage, and extortion.
The Internet of Things (IoT) anticipates connecting billions of objects to the Internet in the next few years, thus potentially creating additional challenging security and privacy issues.
The objective of this talk is to describe current trends affecting Internet security, and point out the sources of security problems, as well as provide an overview of IoT and its related security issues. IoT enablers and typical IoT applications will be presented. Also, some potential security solutions, safeguards, and defenses will be offered.