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IoT Security and Privacy Lab

Research Focus

Expanding the transparency and control of IoT devices by examining the state of security and privacy within Internet-of-Things (IoT) ecosystems.

  • Usable security and privacy
  • Machine learning approaches for transparency
  • Novel attack vectors
  • Systemic design failures


  • Blake Janes, Heather Crawford, and TJ OConnor. Never Ending Story: Authentication and Access Control Design Flaws in Shared IoT Devices. IEEE Security and Privacy SafeThings Workshop. May, 2020. [PDF]
  • TJ OConnor, William Enck, and Bradley Reaves. Blinded and Confused: Uncovering Systemic Flaws in Device Telemetry for Smart-Home Internet of Things, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), May, 2019. 


  • We recently reported 4 CVEs against security cameras and doorbells. See Geeni Vulnerability Disclosures for more information. 
  • Congratulations to Josh Connolly and Blake Janes, who lead our FITSec Team to be ranked #21/300 for the Fall 2020 National Cyber League Tournament. 
  • The Office of Naval Research has awarded funding for a Florida Tech and the IoT Security and Privacy Lab for Multidisciplinary Approach to Internet-of-Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Research for $249,946.
  • Congratulations to Josh Connolly, who lead our FITSec Team, to a 7th Place Finish at the Spring 2020 National Cyber League Tournament. 
  • Congratulations to Blake Janes for being awarded a $3,133.70 bug bounty from Google! 
  • We are happy to annouce that we partnered with the ReFirm Labs CyberSecurity Education Program, which granted access to the ReFirms Centrifuge Platform to our students. 
  • We are happy to annouce that we partnered with the CloudShark Education Program, which granted access to the CloudShark Platform to our students.