Security in Distributed Edge Computing: Risks and Lessons

Dr. Aaron Yi Ding
Lecturer's institute: 
Technical University of Munich, Germany
19.2.2018 14:15 to 20.2.2018 16:00

Mon 19.2.2018 at 14:15-16:00 @TS101

Tue 20.2.2018 at 10:15-14:00 @L8

Tue 20.2.2018 at 14:15-16:00 @TS101



This lecture consists of two parts, security in distributed systems and security in edge computing. This first parts cover basic security issues in distributed systems, such as threats, encryption, authentication, authorization, auditing, etc. The second part will introduce systems built for IoT edge networks, namely iConfig, FADES, FLAMES, and Securebox, intended for configuration, offloading, analytics, and security hardening, respectively. Especially, security risks in IoT edge networks will be discussed. Besides sharing first-hand experience on system development, the lecture will reveal several pitfalls and lessons learned through live cases. The goals are : 1) introduce basis and advanced mechanisms for distributed systems; 2) to disclose blind spots and interesting directions in edge/IoT domain that deserve further investigations, and 3) to share observations on doing system research in such “buzzword bingo” domain, especially what may hinder us from transferring the (mostly fun) system work into solid scientific outcome.



Dr. Aaron Yi DING is a Postdoc and Project Lead at the BMW-endowed Chair of Connected Mobility in TU Munich, Germany. His research is centered on system networking and security. He received his MSc and PhD both with excellence from the University of Helsinki, Finland. Prior to TUM, he has worked at University of Helsinki (2007-2016), Columbia University

(2014) and University of Cambridge (2013), advised by Prof. Sasu Tarkoma, Prof. Henning Schulzrinne, and Prof. Jon Crowcroft, respectively. He was awarded the ACM SIGCOMM Best of CCR 2014, the Nokia Foundation Scholarships in 2012 and 2013, and the “Staff Member of the Year” in the Department of Computer Science at University of Helsinki.

Last updated: 13.2.2018