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An REU/RET Project: IoT Platform and Network Data Visualization

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2021 Fall ASEE Middle Atlantic Section Meeting

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Virtually Hosted by the section

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November 12, 2021

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November 12, 2021

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November 13, 2021

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27

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Otily Toutsop Morgan State University

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Otily Toutsop is a Ph.D. student with a concentration on secure embedded systems in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Morgan State University. She is also affiliated with the Cybersecurity Assurance and Policy (CAP) center. She received her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Her research interests focus on IoT Security, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cyber-physical system, software security, home automation systems, and networking security. Her work has been published in several conferences, including the IEEE Computer Science, IEEE Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop (AIPR), IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things: Systems, Management and Security (IoTSMS), IEEE Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud), IEEE International Conference on Smart Innovations (SCI).

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Paige Janae Harvey Morgan State University

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Paige J. Harvey received her B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, in 2018. She is currently a Ph.D student at Morgan, in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and affiliated with the Center for Reverse Engineering and Assured Microelectronics (CREAM) Research Lab as well as the Cybersecurity Assurance and Policy (CAP) Center, under the direction Dr. Kevin T. Kornegay. Her research focus is security and privacy of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT).

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kevin kornegay Morgan State University

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Kevin T. Kornegay received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, in 1985 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990 and 1992, respectively. He is currently the IoT Security Professor and Director of the Cybersecurity Assurance and Policy (CAP) Center for Academic Excellence in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. His research interests include hardware assurance, reverse engineering, secure embedded systems, and smart home/building security. Dr. Kornegay serves or has served on the technical program committees of several international conferences, including the IEEE Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), IEEE Secure Development Conference (SECDEV), USENIX Security 2020, the IEEE Physical Assurance and Inspection of Electronics (PAINE), and the ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI). He serves on the State of Maryland Cybersecurity Council and the National Academy of Sciences Intelligence Community Science Board Cybersecurity Committee. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the NSF CAREER Award, IBM Faculty Partnership Award, National Semiconductor Faculty Development Award, and the General Motors Faculty Fellowship Award. He is currently a senior member of the IEEE and a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi honor societies.

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Edmund Himmie Smith Morgan State University

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Edmund Smith is a Ph.D student at Morgan State University with a research focus on cyber-physical system. His research lies in side-channel analysis of lightweight cryptographic algorithm. He currently conduct research in the Center for Reverse Engineering and Assure Microelectronic (CREAM) and the Center for Assurance and Policy (CAP) at Morgan State University

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Marcial Tienteu

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Marcial Tienteu is a D. of Engineering candidate affiliated with the Center for Reversed Engineering and Assured Microelectronics (CREAM) and the Cybersecurity Assurance and Policy (CAP) center at Morgan State University. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Morgan State University in 2015. His research interest lies in hardware security, with a concentration on side-channel analysis and fault injection attacks.

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Vinton Amsley Morris Morgan State University

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Vinton received his bachelor's and master's degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Secure Embedded Systems in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Morgan State University. He is currently conducting research in the Cybersecurity Assurance and Policy (CAP) Center and the Center for Reverse Engineering and Assured Microelectronics (CREAM) Lab with a research focus on network and IoT device security. Additional research interest includes machine learning applications, artificial intelligence, and privacy.

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Dennis Ndati Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

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Dennis O. Ndati is the current president of Baltimore City Engineering Alliance (BCEA) and a teacher at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (BPI) where he teaches Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics (BSc. Physics), Master of Art in Science Education (M.A Science Education -Physics) from Western Michigan University, Master of Art in Teaching (M.A.T – Mathematics) and Masters of Science in Systems Engineering (MS. Systems Engineering) from University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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Aaron A Mcclenton

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Aaron A. McClenton is a Senior Undergraduate student at Alabama A&M University. He majors in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Computer Engineering. He has a research focus in IoTs and conducted research with Morgan State University in the REU Summer Program.

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Andre Latte Dean Jr. Morgan State University School of Engineering

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Andre Latte Dean Jr. is a senior undergraduate student studying Electrical Engineering at Morgan State University. In 2016, Andre joined the Morgan State family and has gained knowledge from many of the resources that Engineering has to offer. in the summer of 2019, he was selected as an intern by the Exelon Corporation and acquired experience under the smart metering and technology team. This opportunity introduced him to IoT devices – which became the inspiration to pursue his research in IoT devices with the National Science Foundation in the summer of 2021. Andre is looking forward to his graduation in 2022 and is interested in pursuing his masters degree in Electrical Engineering.

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Abstract

Internet of Things (IoT) is a connected network of devices that exchange data using different protocols. The application of IoT ranges from intelligent TVs and intelligent Refrigerators to smart Transportation. This research aims to provide students with hands-on training on how to develop an IoT platform that supports device management, connectivity, and data management. People tend to build interconnected devices without having a basic understanding of how the IoT platform backend function. Studying the Arm Pelion will help to understand how IoT devices operate under the hood. This past summer, Morgan State University has hosted undergraduate engineering students and high school STEM teachers to conduct IoT security research in the Cybersecurity Assurance & Policy (CAP) Center. The research project involved integrating various hardware sensor devices and real-time data monitoring using the Arm Pelion IoT development platform. Some of the student/teacher outcomes from the project include: 1) Learning about IoT Technology and security; 2) Programming an embedded system using Arm Mbed development board and IDE; 3 3) Developing a network of connected IoT devices using different protocols such as LWM2M, MQTT, CoAP; 4) Investigating the cybersecurity risks associated with the platform; and 5) Using data analysis and visualization to understand the network data and packet flow. First, the student/teacher must consider the IoT framework to understand how to address the security. The IoT framework describes the essential functions of an IoT network, breaking it down into separate layers. These layers include an application layer, middleware layer, and connectivity layer. The application layer allows the users to access the platform via a smartphone or any other dashboard. The Middleware layer represents the backend system that provides edge devices with data management, messaging, application services, and authentication. Finally, the connectivity layer includes devices that connect the user to the network, including Bluetooth or WiFi. The platform consists of several commercial IoT devices such as a smart camera, baby monitor, smart light, and other devices. We then create algorithms to classify the network data flow; to visualize the packets flow in the network and the structure of the packets data frame over time.

Toutsop, O., & Harvey, P. J., & kornegay, K., & Smith, E. H., & Tienteu, M., & Morris, V. A., & Ndati, D., & Mcclenton, A. A., & Dean, A. L. (2021, November), An REU/RET Project: IoT Platform and Network Data Visualization Paper presented at 2021 Fall ASEE Middle Atlantic Section Meeting, Virtually Hosted by the section. https://peer.asee.org/38425

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