National Science Foundation IUCRC

April 11, 2017

 Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging paradigm in the development and deployment of the Internet and has the potential to impact every aspect of daily life. IoT is generally understood to refer to the internetworking of physical devices that contain electronics, sensors, actuators and software, and that are able to collect and exchange data about, and in some cases interact with, the physical environment. These cyber-physical systems (CPS) have the potential to increase efficiency, accuracy, safety, and convenience through increased interconnection and intelligence of the integrated physical and computing environments. At the same time, the trend toward connecting "everything" is rapidly expanding the perimeter or surface of concern that must be secured, and the potential for exposure of personally-identifiable information.

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