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From Securing Navigation Systems to Securing Wireless Communication

Srdjan Capkun - ETH Zurich

Oct 17, 2007

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Abstract

Recent rapid development of wireless networks of sensors, actuators and identifiers dictates the digitalization of our physical world and the creation of the "internet of things". In this new internet, each wireless device will sense and provide contextual information, of which crucial component are locations of devices and objects. In this talk, we present recent research results in secure computation and verification of locations of wireless devices: we show that current localization systems are highly vulnerable to attacks and we demonstrate that out solutions can prevent these attacks. We further illustrate how location-awareness can help in solving some of the fundamental security challenges of wireless networks, e.g., enabling authenticated and confidential communication without pre-shared keys of credentials.

About the Speaker

Srdjan Capkun received the Dipl.Ing. Degree in Electrical Engineering / Computer Science from University of Split, Croatia (1998), and the Ph.D. degree in Communication Systems from EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Lausanne) (2004). He was a postdoctoral researcher in the Networked & Embedded Systems Laboratory (NESL), University of California Los Angeles and an Assistant Professor in the Informatics and Mathematical Modeling Department (IMM), Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Since September 2006, Srdjan Capkun is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich.

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