IoT Security Webinar


The agglomeration of embedded intelligence and Internet connectivity plays a key role in upheaving the paradigm of Internet of Things (IoT). It is estimated that there would be approximately 100 billion connected devices with a total economic impact of USD 3.9 trillion to USD 11.1 trillion by 2025. Consumers embrace potential advantages of IoT products and applications because of the benefits and services they get. However, when these smart IoT devices collect and share personal information, consumers become very concerned about the security of devices and privacy of their personal information. If reasonable security is not provided and consumer’s personal information is exploited for criminal acts, then trust upon adopting these IoT devices could be compromised. Hence, the prosperity and wide adoption of IoT ecosystem are highly reliant on establishing consumer’s trust. In this talk, we will firstly provide a definition of the consumer trust upon adopting IoT technology. Secondly, we will present a conceptual model to reflect the influential factors that stimulate consumer’s trust, so that they could willingly adopt, purchase and use IoT products. Furthermore, we will highlight the security requirements to be considered while developing IoT products and applications. Moreover, we will also shed light on ‘five acts’, which could violate security and privacy of IoT consumers. In addition, four W’s of privacy to engage consumers with high-level of satisfaction in adopting IoT products and applications will be discussed. Finally, we would identify a number of future challenges that need to be resolved in IoT products and services, and some recommendations would also be addressed to preserve consumer’s trust in IoT.

Biography of the Speaker

Muhammad Khurram Khan is currently working as a Full Professor at Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA), King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is one of the founding members of CoEIA and has served as Manager R&D from March 2009 until March 2012. He, along with his team, developed and successfully managed Cybersecurity research program at CoEIA, which turned the center as one of the best centers of excellence in Saudi Arabia and in the region.

Prof. Khurram is the Editor-in-Chief of a well-reputed International journal ‘Telecommunication Systems’ published by Springer for over 24 years with its recent impact factor of 1.542 (JCR 2017). He is the Founding Editor of ‘Bahria University Journal of Information & Communication Technology (BUJICT)’. Furthermore, he is the editor of several international journals, including, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Communications Magazine, Journal of Network & Computer Applications (Elsevier), IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, IEEE Access, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, PLOS ONE, Electronic Commerce Research (Springer), IET Wireless Sensor Systems, Journal of Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (JIHMSP), and International Journal of Biometrics (Inderscience), etc. He has also played role of the guest editor of several international journals of IEEE, Springer, Wiley, Elsevier Science, and Hindawi, etc. Moreover, he is one of the organizing chairs of more than 5 dozen international conferences and member of technical committees of more than 10 dozen international conferences. In addition, he is an active reviewer of many international journals.

Prof. Khurram is an honorary Professor at IIIRC, Shenzhen Graduate School, China and an adjunct professor at Fujian University of Technology, China. He has secured an outstanding leadership award at IEEE international conference on Networks and Systems Security 2009, Australia. He has been included in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2010 edition. Besides, he has received certificate of appreciation for outstanding contributions in ‘Biometrics & Information Security Research’ at AIT international Conference, June 2010 at Japan. He has been awarded a Gold Medal for the ‘Best Invention & Innovation Award’ at 10th Malaysian Technology Expo 2011, Malaysia. Moreover, in April 2013, his invention has got a Bronze Medal at ’41st International Exhibition of Inventions’ at Geneva, Switzerland. In addition, he was awarded best paper award from the Journal of Network & Computer Applications (Elsevier) in Dec. 2015.

Prof. Khurram is the recipient of King Saud University Award for Scientific Excellence (Research Productivity) in May 2015. He is also a recipient of King Saud University Award for Scientific Excellence (Inventions, Innovations, and Technology Licensing) in May 2016.

He has published more than 325 papers in the journals and conferences of international repute. In addition, he is an inventor of 10 US/PCT patents. He has edited 7 books/proceedings published by Springer-Verlag and IEEE. He has secured several national and international competitive research grants with an amount of over USD 2 Million in the domain of Cybersecurity. Prof. Khurram has played a leading role in developing ‘BS Cybersecurity Degree Program’ and ‘Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity’ at King Saud University. His research areas of interest are Cybersecurity, digital authentication, biometrics, multimedia security, IoT security, cloud computing security, and technological innovation management.

He is a fellow of the IET (UK), fellow of the BCS (UK), fellow of the FTRA (Korea), senior member of the IEEE (USA), senior member of the IACSIT (Singapore), member of the IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, IEEE Technical Committee on Security & Privacy, IEEE IoT Community, and IEEE Cybersecurity Community.