IEEE CE Society Future Directions Workshop on IoT and Cybersecurity (Co-located with IEEE GEM 2018)
15 August 2018 | Alice Perry Engineering Building, NUI Galway, Ireland

This workshop is sponsored by IEEE CE Society Future Directions Committee and is co-located with IEEE GEM 2018.


It is estimated that 30-50 Billion of devices will be connected to the Internet as a part of different IoT ecosystems. These IoT devices will generate massive amount of data about consumers and enterprises making security and privacy two basic enablers of the IoT. The traditional and centralized security model will not scale up well for IoT on such massive scales, especially when Billions of constrained devices are deployed. Novel privacy mechanisms, database security, data protection rules, Blockchain and its cryptographic processes must be investigated in this context.
This workshop aims to address the ongoing research and industrial efforts on security and privacy of the IoT ecosystems. The one-day single track event will bring together international experts to address Cybersecurity threats and their mitigation. There will also be a hands-on tutorial session on how to secure IoT data for exchange, storage and processing.

Learning Outcomes

  • Current practices that leave IoT products and services vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
  • How to design and develop secure IoT applications and services.
  • Hands-on training on secure IoT data exchange, storage and processing.
  • It will involve software development using MEAN stack on a Raspberry Pi and AWS Cloud Platform.

Technical Program

Time Event Instructor
09:00 Cyber Security 101 – What is it and why is it so important? Soumya Kanti Datta
09:30 Privacy Framework Peter Corcoran
10:15 Secure IoT Application Development Soumya Kanti Datta
11:00 Coffee Break
Hands-on #1 – Secure IoT Data Exchange with Raspberry Pi
11:30 Generation of AES-256 and RSA-2048 keys Soumya Kanti Datta
12:15 Encrypting IoT data and secure exchange from a Java Scrip Soumya Kanti Datta
13:15 Sandwich Lunch Soumya Kanti Datta
Hands-on #2 – Security in the Cloud
13:45 Secure IoT data storage in AWS Cloud Soumya Kanti Datta
14:30 Quick introduction to JSON Web Token (JWT) and JSON Web Signature (JWS) Soumya Kanti Datta
15:00 Adding authentication and authorization tokens Soumya Kanti Datta
16:00 Wrap-Up & Coffee Break


Booked with IEEE GEM Conference Stand-alone At Conference
IEEE Member $150 $250 $300
Non-Member $250 $350 $400

Lunch & Coffee provided


- Basics of IoT and Cloud Computing (
- Basics of cryptography


Peter Corcoran

Fellow of IEEE, past Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine and a Professor with a Personal Chair at NUI Galway


His research interests include biometrics, cryptography, computational imaging, deep learning, edge-AI and consumer electronics. He is co-author on 350+ technical publications and co-inventor on more than 300 granted US patents. In addition to his academic career, he is an occasional entrepreneur, industry consultant and compulsive inventor.

Soumya Kanti Datta

Research engineer in EURECOM, France


Soumya Kanti Datta is a research engineer in EURECOM, France since 2012 and is working on French national, EIT Digital and EU H2020 research projects. His research focuses on innovation, standardization and development of next-generation technologies in Internet of Things, Cyber Security and Smart Cities. He has published more than 70 research papers and articles in top ACM and IEEE Conferences, Magazines and Journals. His research paper has been cited more than 900 times in peer reviewed conference and Journal papers. Soumya is a member of IEEE, IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Consumer Electronics (CE) Society. He leads the activities of IEEE CE Society Future Directions Team on IoT and is an Associate Editor in IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. He has also served several IEEE Conferences and Workshops in many capacities. He has also received the “Best Student Paper Award” at IEEE ISCE 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has delivered Keynote Speech in several international conferences and technical workshops. He is also actively involved in oneM2M, W3C Web of Things Working Group and contributing to their standard development activities. He obtained an M.Sc. in Communications and Computer Security from Telecom ParisTech (EURECOM), France. Soumya is also a Co-Founder of Future Tech Lab in India and the company is a digital transformation provider.
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