Internet of Things Security: How to Keep Iot’s Secure in Public Settings?

Team: 25

School: Multi-Eldorado/Manzano/Sandia

Area of Science: Computer Science (Cyber Security)

Proposal: Internet of Things Security: How to Keep Iot’s Secure in Public Settings?

Team Number: 25
Team Members: Nancy Avila
Gwenevere Caouette
Tiffany Chau
Priscila Flores
Kyreen White
Teacher(s): Ms. Lunsford
Mrs. Glennon
Sponsor: Mrs. Glennon

Areas of Science: Cyber Security (Computer Science)

Definition of the Problem: Privacy has always been a top priority of society, but it seems that many problems have risen from the use of technology. Technology has advanced and this has created situations where security breaches have occurred. Technology has been used to inflict damage upon others and discussions have started on how to keep areas secure. However, not every technological device is kept secure, if using Internet of Things (IoT) devices. How can we keep smart devices secure at home?

Purpose of the Project: The project is very important in this century of advancing technology. IoT is not very secure, and we want to figure out why and what to do. The Iot’s are not secure because they can easily be hacked into for your information. For example, Samsung's new smart hub refrigerator is connected to your Internet. The refrigerator has three cameras on the inside that allow you to do many different things like Tweet, check your fridge from your phone, and stream music from your phone. The refrigerator is going to need passwords to Twitter, your home Wi-Fi, and Spotify. We don’t think it is safe.

Plan of Action: We will do research on how people are able to compromise devices and try to find a way to prevent them from doing so. We will talk to an expert who knows more about IoT’s to understand how the internet can affect the security for our IoT’s. We want to know how the devices are secured. After research, we will use research and mentors to develop our code.

Coding: Our coding plan is to show the internet. All IOT’s are connected to one home network. The smart device will then send signals to through the network. We will have a hacker attempt to get into the device through the network. Our plan is to have a defense code to stop the hacker. We plan to use NetLogo to code our project.

Team Members:

  Gwenevere Caouette
  Nancy Avila
  Priscila Flores
  Kyreen White

Sponsoring Teacher: Karen Glennon

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