Securing Internet communication with blockchains and secure bootstrapping

Open Innovation House - Maarintie 6B Espoo - View Map Open Source Networking User Group Espoo
Wed, Apr 17, 2019, 3:00 PM (EEST)

About this event

15.00 - 15.20 Ericsson introduction

15.20 - 16.00 EU project SOFIE: Ericsson interest on blockchain by Mikael Jaatinen, Ericsson Finland
At Ericsson, we consider ourselves industry leaders for blockchain introduction in the telecom operator domain. In this talk, I will present Ericsson's blockchain insights and introduce use cases that we are working on together with customers as well as with external collaboration partners in the industry and in academia. One of the key external collaboration projects is EU H2020-IoT SOFIE (Secure Open Federation for Internet Everywhere) open source blockchain project led by Aalto in a project consortium of 10 partners. I will explain the purpose and goals of SOFIE, why Ericsson has decided to join the project and how Ericsson, other organizations and societies can benefit from the project outcome.

16.00 - 16.15 Break

16.15 - 17.00 Misbinding vulnerability in IoT bootstrapping protocols: results of recent research collaboration by Prof Tuomas Aura, Aalto University
In this talk, I will explain a vulnerability that we recently identified and analyzed in device pairing and IoT bootstrapping protocols. Misbinding is a subtle attack against authentication, which motivated the design of standard security protocols such as IPsec. Rather surprisingly, the attack has resurfaced in the ubiquitous computing context, where the assumptions differ from the Internet context.
Our goal is to understand the impact of the attack on vulnerable protocols, such as Bluetooth. This work was done as collaboration between Aalto University and Ericsson Research, and the results are used to support the standardization of bootstrapping protocols.

17.00 -> Dinner


Wednesday, Apr 17
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EEST)


Open Innovation House
Maarintie 6B Espoo