The SELIoT (SEcuring Lifecycle of Internet Of Things) project  proposes to address the currently pervasive lack of IoT security by a comprehensive approach that spans the entire lifecycle of an IoT device. Security of typical IoT devices is glaringly inadequate despite the fact that these devices have an unprecedented access to sensitive data and/or ability to control the environment. While previous results considered specific vulnerabilities or focused on basic security issues (e.g., key management), this project takes into account the unique context of IoT systems: starting with initial deployment (birth), continuing through normal operation (life) and lasting until repurposing, caused by, e.g., ownership change or disposal.

SELIoT is a project funded by the Academy of Finland (grant 309994) and the NSF (2017-2019) under the ausipecs of the WiFiUS program. It is a joint project between Aalto University, the University of Florida and the University of California Irvine.

The SELIoT project proposal is publicly available.

The SELIoT project presentation by Prof. N. Asokan.


Aalto University (Finland):

University of Florida (USA):

University of California Irvine (USA):

Research visits:

Dates Host institution Visitors Purpose
6-8 September 2017 Aalto University Gene Tsudik, Norrathep Rattanavipanon (UC Irvine)
Patrick Traynor, Logan Blue (U Florida)
IoT security workshop (SELIoT kick-off)
Initial project discussions
14-16 May 2018 University of Florida Samuel Marchal (Aalto University) Collaboration ownership change
17-18 May 2018 Intel Corp. (Portland, US) Samuel Marchal (Aalto University) Presentation of research on IoT security (IoT Sentinel + DIoT)