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Module Code: IOT206TC
Module Title: Information Security Technology of IoT
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: School of Internet of Things
Pre-requisites: N/A
The goal of this module is to examine the security and ethical issues of the vast implementation of smart devices known as the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is an environment where smart devices sense, anticipate, and respond to our needs as we manage them remotely. These smart devices often act as the gateway between our digital and physical world. The IoT touches many aspects of life including transportation, health care, safety, environment, energy, and more. This module will examine and discuss IoT technology and market specific topics, relevant case studies of IoT security vulnerabilities and attacks, and mitigation controls. Students will assess the health, safety, privacy, and economic impacts of IoT security events.
Learning outcomes 
A. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the security and ethical issues of the Internet of Things

B. Identify vulnerabilities, including recent attacks, involving the Internet of Things

C. Describe countermeasures for Internet of Things threats

D. Analyse the societal impact of IoT security events

E. Compare and contrast the threats based on industry and/or device type
Method of teaching and learning 
Students will be expected to attend two hours of formal lectures as well as to participate in two hours of practicals in a computer lab in a typical week. Lectures will introduce students to the academic content and practical skills which are the subject of the module, while computer practicals will allow students to practice those skills.

In addition, students will be expected to devote six hours of unsupervised time to solving continuous assessment tasks and private study. Private study will provide time for reflection and consideration of lecture material and background reading.
With two hours lecture in each week, the syllabus is designed as follows.

Week 1 - introduction to IoT Security

The security challenges arise from issues such as authentication, authorization, confidentiality, data integrity, availability, physical protection and end-to-end security.

Week 2- devices related IoT security issues.

Flawed and insecure devices; securing the unidentified; security requirements for IoT; security and product confidence, loss of product trust; device vulnerabilities and flaws: flawed firmware

Week 3 - IoT security and customer experiences

Convenience vs. insecure, customer ignorance, security issues during the installation IoT devices

Week 4 - IoT ethics

Trust issues of IoT; data security and integrity; trust by design; hacking voicemail and unethical phone hacking; balancing security and trust.

Week 5 – IoT privacy

Personal private information; collection of private data; Privacy laws; the U.S. and EU data privacy shield.

Week 6 – Architecting the secure IoT

IoT modelling, IoT communication patterns and IoT design principles; secure IoT architecture patterns; threat models: design and advanced IoT threats.

Week 7 – Defending the IoT

IoT threats and counter-measures; IoT security framework; secure IoT design; unitilising IPv6 security features.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 14      14    47  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Essay 20.00
2 Final Exam 80.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/7/2020 3:59:15 AM