Security in Sensor Networks: Industry Trends, Present and Future Research Directions

Professor Adrian Perrig, Carnegie Mellon University

Abstract: Security is of critical importance for the successful deployment of sensor networks, since it can ensure properties such as data integrity, secrecy, and availability. We have the unique opportunity to ensure security even for early deployments of sensor networks, which could avoid alarming news articles and help fend off corporate and consumer security and privacy fears. In this talk, I will discuss the most important security issues in sensor networks, present realistic attacker models, comment on industry trends for achieving security, and highlight present and future research directions.

Biography: Adrian Perrig is an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy, and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and spent three years during his Ph.D. degree at University of California at Berkeley. He received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Adrian's research interests revolve around building secure systems and include Internet security, security for sensor networks and mobile applications. More information about his research is available at: Adrian is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2004, the IBM faculty fellowship in 2004 and 2005, and the Sloan research fellowship in 2006.