Manfred Aigner
Bertrand du Castel
  • Manfred Aigner, Security in the Internet of Things.
    ABSTRACT: This talk will discuss the role of security and data protection in the Internet of Things. Starting with a definition of the concept "Internet of Things" he will justify the need for protection of data in all layers of the future network. He will try to motivate the security measures not only by privacy aspects, but show he will scenarios where and why protection can enable new applications (security as service). Instead of forecasting killer applications of the future network, he will look back to the development of the traditional Internet to show how reasonable protection can enable new application areas. After this motivation for security mechanisms he will deduce the requirements for protection concepts in the Internet of Things - he will show why passive RFID devices play an important role during the definition of requirements. In the final part of the talk he will discuss recent attacks and the lessons we should learn about it. A short outlook into the future developments will conclude the talk.

    Manfred Aigner graduated from a technical college for communication and electronics; afterwards he studied Telematics at the Graz University of Technology with special emphasis on integrated circuits. Since 2003, he has been responsible for the activities of the VLSI and Security group at the IAIK. His special interest is on hardware implementation of cryptographic algorithms and protection against implementation attacks with focus on devices working in restricted environments. Since 2004 he has been involved in security research for passive RFID tags. He was task leader and lead scientist within the FP6-project BRIDGE and coordinator of the FIT-IT projects ART and SNAP. Currently he is coordinator of the research project CRYPTA. Manfred is steering committee member of RFIDSec and RFIDSecAsia..

  • Bertrand du Castel, The Emotion of Identity.
    ABSTRACT: Identity is at the center of network devices interactions. It is at the center of people interactions as well. When people meet with their device, it is a the center of the digital universe. Advances in understanding of the brain have led in a stronger realization of the importance of the relationship between cognitive and emotional facilities. This allows to develop a new formal and computational model of identity that carries over from people to devices, and devices to the society of minds.

    Bertrand du Castel is Schlumberger Fellow. In the governance of several computer organization, he received in 2005 the Card Technology Visionary Award for the Java Card. Based in Austin, Texas, Bertrand is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique with a PhD in computer science from the University of Paris. In 2008, Bertrand du Castel and Tim Jurgensen published Computer Theology (Midori Press), a vast comparative description of religious developments in human and computer networks.