Academic Patners

UET Lahore
Internet of Things (IoT) Security Lab

The proposed IoTSEC Lab will address the three crucial research problems faced across the globe in the specialized area of Internet of Things (IoT) Security.

Implementation of Standard
Framework for IoT

In this research domain, IoTSEC lab will develop global standard compliant security architecture for providing interoperability and secure communication among IoT devices. This security architecture will be implemented in an embedded Operating System considering the constraints and limitations of small form factor IoT devices and will provide end-to-end secure communication among heterogeneous devices in different IoT Applications.

Development of Next Generation
IoT Firewalls

In this research domain, the lab will develop database of IoT security attacks and consider security attacks specific to IoT to perform their threat modelling, security profiling, threat prioritization, and also consider the countermeasures and log down the unhandled events. It will comprise of context aware breach detection system and will utilize Cyber Security (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) based techniques for rule based filtering and threshold based filtering of vulnerabilities and then take proactive measures to deal with the zero-day attack detection, advanced persistent attacks and other specific attacks such as device cloning, etc.

Development of IoT Security
Audit Tools

In this research domain, the lab will develop tools for audit and verification of security measures taken on IoT hardware, software and within IoT security frameworks. It should perform autonomous auditing of devices firmware, software (OS) and hardware to discover vulnerabilities in IoT systems. Data integrity, isolation and confidentiality will be checked by developing security testing techniques and then certificates issuing mechanism can also be developed for IoT devices and systems that will pass the security auditing tests.

Our People

Our core members and researchers are academics, developers, administrators and MS/PhD students. Our industrial partners are public and private cyber security organizations that advise us on the design, implementation and commercialization of the R&D work originating from our Lab.

Core Members
Principle Investigator/Director

The Lab is managed by a Principle Investigator (PI) and three Co-PIs
who are leading one research project each with the support of project team leads.

Dr. Ghalib Asadullah Shah

Principal Investigator

Dr. Ali Hammad Akbar

Co-Principal Investigator
Implementation Of Standard Security Framework For IoT

Dr. Ubaid Ullah Fayyaz

Co-Principal Investigator
Development Of Next Generation Of IoT Security Firewall

Dr. Haroon Mahmood

Co-Principal Investigator
Security Audit Tools For IoT Hardware, OSs And Frameworks