Privacy by Design and Assessment Guidelines
In this project, we explore how our previously proposed guideline can be used to design ‘new’ IoT applications. Specifically, we wanted to explore the Privacy Mindset of software engineers and how our proposed guidelines may help to enhance their Privacy Mindset. We aim to answer following question using both quantitative and qualitative techniques.
- Can the proposed PbD framework effectively guide software engineers to gather essential pieces of information that is required to design privacy aware IoT applications than they would do otherwise?
The Internet of Things (IoT) systems are designed and developed either as standalone applications from the ground-up or with the help of IoT middleware platforms. They are designed to support different kinds of scenarios, such as smart homes and smart cities. Thus far, privacy concerns have not been explicitly considered by IoT applications and middleware platforms. This is partly due to the lack of systematic methods for designing privacy that can guide the software development process in IoT. In this project, we propose a set of guidelines, (a privacy by design framework) as a well as a methodology, that can be used to assess privacy capabilities and gaps of existing IoT applications as well as middleware platforms.
Journal Charith Perera, Mahmoud Barhamgi, Arosha K. Bandara, Muhammad Ajmal, Blaine Price, Bashar Nuseibeh, Designing Privacy-aware Internet of Things Applications, Information Sciences , Volume 512, Pages 238-257, February 2020, (20)
Journal Nader Sohrabi Safa, Carsten Maple, Steve Furnell,Muhammad Ajmal Azad, Charith Perera, Mohammad Dabbagh, Mehdi Sookhak, Deterrence and prevention-based model to mitigate information security insider threats in organisations, Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), Volume 97, Pages 587–597, 2018 (11)
Journal Charith Perera, Chang Liu, Rajiv Ranjan, Lizhe Wang, Albert Y. Zomaya, Privacy Knowledge Modelling in Internet of Things: A Look Back, IEEE Computer Magazine, Volume 49, Issue 12, Pages 60-68, 2016 (8)
Journal Charith Perera, Rajiv Ranjan, Lizhe Wang, Samee U. Khan, and Albert Y. Zomaya, Big Data Privacy in the Internet of Things Era, IEEE IT Professional Magazine, Volume 17, Issue 3, Pages 32-39, 2015 (7)
Conference Charith Perera, Ciaran Mccormick, Arosha Bandara, Blaine A. Price, Bashar Nuseibeh, Privacy-by-Design Framework for Assessing Internet of Things Applications and Platforms, Proceedings of the 6th ACM International Conference on Internet of Things (IoT) , Stuttgart, Germany, November, 2016, Pages 83-92 (10)
Conference Tim Baarslag, Alper Alan, Richard Gomer, Muddasser Alam, Charith Perera, Enrico Gerding and M.C. Schraefel, An Automated Negotiation Agent for Permission Management, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS), Sao Paulo, Brazil, May, 2017, Pages 380-390 (10)
Technical Report Charith Perera, Privacy Guidelines for Internet of Things: A Cheat Sheet, Technical Report, 2017