Internet of things (IoT) devices were heterogeneous, commonly with vendor-specific protocols, designs and implementations for device access, communication, and security. The IoT ecosystem’s heterogeneous nature has posed fundamental challenges for consumer usability and device security. In response, industry–unifying standards for IoT design and implementation have emerged. For example, Matter is a standard for smart home and IoT (Internet of Things) devices at application and transport layers. The Matter open-source design and implementation are being contributed across the IoT industry and increasingly adopted by real-world IoT applications and devices. Standard communication protocols such as MQTT, LoRaWAN, and CoAP have also been widely used by IoT devices, the clouds, and user apps.
Any security and privacy problems in standardized IoT practices can be easily inherited by real IoT products of many manufacturers. This workshop aims to shift the research focus and consider the foundational role of IoT design standards and their open-source implementation in the security, privacy, and trustworthiness of IoT systems. The IoT stakeholders and open-source community are expected to integrate and implement practical and rigorous security and privacy measures to ensure the standardized practices are soundly designed and implemented.
Workshop on Security and Privacy in Standardized IoT (SDIoTSec 2024) is co-located with the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) 2024, on 26 February 2024. It will be held at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, San Diego, California.