Contact person:
Bahtijar Vogel
  • Crafoord Foundation
Responsible at Malmö University:
Bahtijar Vogel
Project members:
  • Andre Ivanov – University of British Columbia in Vancouver – Canada
  • Mehdi Karimi
Time frame:
01 September 2019 - 31 August 2021
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About the project

With this project, we aim to support joint efforts between Malmö University (MaU) and University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada to develop the foundation for a long-term collaboration in research in the field of Internet of Things (IoT). Particularly we want to extend the scientific collaboration between Computer Science and Media Technology department at MaU and Electrical and Computer Engineering within UBC.

Our aim is to jointly within a year of the project lifespan explore the aspects of “Securing IoT Devices in a Dynamic Environment”, the case we want to experiment with are Drones or also called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). UAVs are starting to be exploited in several application domains, ranging from health to military and security, and from logistics, and surveillance to traffic monitoring. However, there are many available security issues to be addressed before the effective use of these devices.

The objective is to build a drone prototype to better understand the security aspects such as threats and vulnerabilities of the IoT objects (in our case drones) that are becoming more complex, heterogeneous, and highly distributed in our environments. By considering the special characteristics that drones have, the aim is to propose a novel framework for Drone specific security extensions relevant for researchers and industry with the aim to better address the threats and vulnerabilities that such objects will pose to our society in future. The proposed novel authentication framework will help to identify fake nodes from the real ones by deriving and monitoring the stability function. We plan to evaluate our framework in a series of experiments initially with a simulator and then test it in a real-world network. The planned research visits and activities envisioned between the two institutions will help to address the aims of the project.