USEIT is a CHIST-ERA project on security and privacy for the Internet of things.

To be trustworthy, any system needs to protect the data it transmits and processes. Realizing such protection is particularly challenging for Internet of Things because of the devices’ limitations in terms of resources, user interfaces, connectivity, and bandwidth on the one hand, and because of the open and dynamic nature of their network on the other hand. Unfortunately, applying existing security technologies often results in compromises that harm important requirements to human users such as privacy and manageability of their data.

This project develops and implements new cryptographic algorithms, policy languages, and security tools that enable the strongest privacy and security protection and control to users of IoT devices. The project will test the developed mechanisms, prove their security, and aims to provide open-source implementations of them. To test and validate the mechanisms, the project will consider three important use cases, one related to vehicular networks and two related to the management and protection of data shared between IoT devices in dynamic environments.

The technical work is organized into three work packages:

  1. Use Cases – Analysis and Requirements
  2. Cryptographic protocols
  3. Architecture, Platform & Policies

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