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Thank you for joining us. We hope you enjoyed the learning experience. This course is part of MSc Cyber Security, offered by Coventry University on the FutureLearn platform. If you …

Review of the week

This week, we have examined the legal and social issues surrounding the new wave of connected devices. It is a rapidly changing field, with constant debate and emerging legislation, so …

Use and misuse of data

The amount of data being collected by various organisations has been growing rapidly since the realisation that it could be ‘mined’ and used to identify patterns and trends, root out …

Computer misuse in the IoT

Clearly, IoT devices can be misused, and the rate at which it is happening is growing: Inadequate security sees surge in IoT data breaches, study shows (White 2019). Frustratingly, the …

Ownership

Who owns a device – the person who bought it? Who owns the software on a device? And who owns the data a device captures or generates? The video highlights …

Computer misuse

The Computer Misuse Act (CMA) is the piece of UK law that deals with the legality of how people interact with computers. Before it, even though it was clear that …

Data protection and IoT

The Data Protection Act applies to IoT devices in the UK – just like all other laws. It’s not yet clear how the growing number of devices will interact with …

A new week

This week, we will cover some of the key legal, social and ethical issues around the growing number of connected systems. Everything presented here is intended to act as signposting, …

Component view

Our final abstraction is possibly the most basic and general. The component view simply gives us a way to work with designs and devices in chunks. Your smart toaster is …

Physical and digital duality

Perhaps a better way to decide whether a device is indeed an IoT device, or not, is to ascertain if it has both a physical and digital presence. Physical devices …

Useful abstractions

In the last step, we looked at devices as a duality of physical and digital. It’s not always a perfect way to view the devices but it is a useful …

Examples of connected smart devices in the home

The term IoT is quite broadly applied and covers everything from things that previously would have been known as remote sensing and wireless sensor networks (WSN) to the high-tech wearables …