CS seminar: IoT Device Security in a Zero Trust Environment

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September 12, 2023
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Science Hall #1117
5045 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
Event category: Seminar


The mission of the Cybersecurity Assurance and Policy (CAP) Center at Morgan State University is to provide the defense and intelligence community with the knowledge, methodology, solutions, and highly skilled cybersecurity professionals to mitigate penetration and manipulation of our nation’s cyber-physical infrastructure. Internet of Things (IoT) devices, with unprecedented economic effects, permeating all areas of life and work. Critical infrastructures in transportation, the smart grid, manufacturing, health care, and many others depend on embedded systems for distributed control, tracking, and data collection. While protecting these systems from hacking, intrusion, and physical tampering is paramount, current solutions rely on unsustainable patchwork solutions. Transformative solutions are required to protect systems where the ubiquity of connectivity and heterogeneity of IoT devices exacerbate the attack surface. Our research focuses on the convergence of IoT, 5G, and artificial intelligence in the context of the Zero Trust networks. We will talk about our research and workforce development activities.


Dr. Kevin T. Kornegay received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, in 1985 and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990 and 1992, respectively. He is the Eugene DeLoatch Endowed Professor and Director of the Cybersecurity Assurance and Policy (CAP) Center at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. His research interests include hardware assurance, reverse engineering, secure embedded systems, and smart home/building security. He serves on the technical program committees of several international conferences, including the IEEE VLSI Technology & Circuits, IEEE Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), the IEEE Secure Development Conference (SECDEV), USENIX Security 2020, the IEEE Physical Assurance and Inspection of Electronics (PAINE), and the ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI). He also serves on the NIST IoT Advisory Board, the State of Maryland Cybersecurity Council, and the National Academy of Sciences Intelligence Community Science Board Cybersecurity Committee. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the NSF CAREER Award, IBM Faculty Partnership Award, National Semiconductor Faculty Development Award, and the General Motors Faculty Fellowship Award. He is currently a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor societies.

September 2023