Thursday, 27 July 2017

Post Graduate Researcher Profiles – Davide Ferraris

My name is Davide, and I am a doctorate researcher at the University of Malaga, Spain. I am a Marie Curie fellow involved in the NeCS project founded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 675320.
My research topic is about Metrics for Cyber Security focusing on Trust Metrics for the Internet of Things.
The vision of the Internet of Things (IoT) is founded on the following premise: it is possible to create a world-wide network of interconnected objects which will probably be readable, recognizable, locatable, addressable and/or controllable by Internet. Gartner said that billions of devices are foreseen to be connected by 2020, so trust issues will grow exponentially.
A system such as IoT needs trust because the entities involved should know the other entities in the network. This knowledge is the basis to decide if to trust or distrust another entity. The problem of finding a suitable way to establish trust becomes more complicated in IoT due to its heterogeneity and dynamicity. Trust management systems have been used during the decision-making process to assist entities that must interact with others in a system. How to measure trust becomes a key issue for IoT systems also because all the heterogeneous entities will use their own trust management systems. This is one of the main challenges we will have to face in my research.
My research will focus on give to trust measurement a key role on IoT systems, considering trust in the  whole IoT System Life Cycle from the early to the final stages of a System development.

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