This event is part of the Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Government supported IoT cyber challenge programme.
The programme was announced by Kate Forbes MSP at the 6th CENSIS Technology Summit in 2019 to accelerate Scotland’s IoT capabilities.
Working in partnership with Abertay University’s Ethical Hacking group, this element of the Cyber Challenge programme encompasses a pilot to better understand the vulnerability of IoT systems to cyber-attack, and the resultant impact to connected systems and networks.
Working with Abertay University undergraduates, the hackathon will bring together small teams of students to attack a piece of IoT hardware (designed and developed by the CENSIS engineering team for the purpose of the exercise) that contains built-in security flaws at various levels of complexity. Students will be charged with identifying and using these vulnerabilities.
The hackathon is designed to:
The results of the hackathon will be analysed and published with the aim of feeding into a best practice guide that could be updated to include new emergent threats for IoT systems.