First Advisor

Suresh Singh

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Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Science and University Honors


Computer Science


Internet of things, Household electronics -- Security measures -- Case studies, Computer networks -- Security measures, Wireless communication systems




Security and privacy have been increasingly important issues, especially surrounding privacy in consumer's homes. Internet of things devices, while providing opportunity, also provide danger through poor or inconsistent implementation of security protocols or hardening techniques. Security research around home connected internet of things devices must then have more significant and summative research and literature to combat these dangers. This paper presents an overview of existing research focusing on internet of things devices intended for consumers in the home, discusses some specific case studies of vulnerabilities in existing and common devices, overviews some best practices as they're suggested in various papers, and finally adds some discussion on interesting solutions to security in the connected internet of things home. This paper finds that many home connected internet of things devices are lacking minimal security, and that both consumption and production of home connected internet of things devices require a security focus in order to provide a stable foundation for this rapidly proliferating infrastructure.


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