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Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) technology is becoming more pervasive in the home environment. These technologies are increasingly used by non-technical users who have little understanding of the technologies or awareness of the security and privacy implications of use. We are undertaking research and projects to help improve consumers' security and privacy experiences and outcomes when using IoT.

Current/recent projects:

  • Smart home updates - understand consumers' experiences and challenges with smart home updates and loss of manufacturer support (survey questions)
  • IoT Cybersecurity Labeling - developed human-centered label criteria and considerations for IoT security labels in response to NIST tasking in Executive Order 14028

Past projects:

  • Smart home end user study – understand users’ security and privacy beliefs, perceptions, expectations, and behaviors regarding smart home devices and how security and privacy considerations may impact device usage
  • Human Factors in Smart Home Technologies Workshop - addressed human considerations for smart home devices, including usability, user perceptions, and end-user privacy and security considerations.

Created November 17, 2016, Updated November 29, 2022