Time: Thursday, 30 May 2019, 1:30-2:30 pm

Place: Carleton University, Systems and Computer Engineering

The Maker Lab, 4463 Mackenzie Building, Map.

Topic: IoT SECURITY, DEVICE LABELING AND CONSUMER TRUSTSpeaker: Dr. Hosein BadranDigital Transformation & Innovation ConsultantBadran Digital ConsultingABSTRACT: The adoption and usage of IoT devices is on the rise, globally, with consumers already owning smart devices planning on purchasing more devices. Consumers are generally concerned about their personal information being leaked, but are not equipped with knowledge to help them purchase products with adequate security and privacy measures. Manufacturers focus on rushing more products to the market, and do not systematically communicate information about the security features devices possess that would need to be evaluated to assess their level of security.This talk provides and overview on recent developments in the domain of IoT security frameworks, IoT device security certifications and device labeling. Key proposals from the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia and Canada are presented. A proposal for a IoT device security label is provided.Keywords: IoT Security, Consumer Trust, Security and Trust Framework, Device Labels.

BIO: Dr. Hosein Badran is an internationally recognized C-level expert with broad experience in Digital Transformation, Innovation, and National Digitization initiatives; telecommunications networks technologies, big data analytics, telecom regulatory framework, Internet governance, technology policy, cloud architectures and services, IoT and machine-to-machine communications, Cybersecurity, Internet Safety, IP protection and commercialization, and ICT for Development.Currently, Dr. Badran consults in the domain of Digital Transformation and Innovation. He is an invited member of the Canadian Multi-stakeholder Initiative on IoT Security, led by Internet Society (ISOC), Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), and CANARIE. He is the lead researcher and co-author of White Paper: “Secure IoT: Labels to build trust and empower consumers”. He is an invited expert advisor at UN ESCWA (United Nations Education and Social Commission for Western Asia) in the Arab Roadmap for Internet Governance project, an initiative co-sponsored by the League of Arab States (LAS). He is a member of Steering Committee of the Dynamic Coalition on the Internet of Things (IoT), of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF).During his carrier spanning over 25 years, he spent fourteen years with Cisco Systems, achieving first Distinguished Systems Architect in Emerging markets, and CTO for MENA region reporting to the Office of the CTO in San Jose. He was Senior Consulting Engineer with FORE Systems (now Ericsson) in Dubai, and Systems Engineer with Nortel Networks in Canada, as well as at Siemens AG in Munich, Germany, and at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (ENST) in Paris, France. He spent the last three years as Director, Special Projects and Innovation, at Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a member of Qatar Foundation, in Doha, Qatar, where he led projects dealing with machine learning and data-driven optimization in different IoT and national socio-economic initiatives including smart transportation, e-health, aviation, and cybersecurity.Dr. Badran holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada, M.Sc. in Teletraffic Engineering from Cairo University in Egypt, and B.Sc. (Highest Honors) in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Cairo University. He achieved highest awards in Cisco Sales organization, has received the Chairman’s Club Award for technical excellence, new technology adoption, and sales impact as well as multi-vertical and regional collaboration.Dr. Badran’s profile can be viewed on LinkedIn at: