CUSP Research Seminar: “Watching IoTs That Watch Us: Studying IoT Security & Privacy at Scale”

Lecture / Panel
Open to the Public

Danny Huang

Please join NYU CUSP for our Research Seminar Series, featuring leading voices in the growing field of Urban Informatics.

Our next virtual seminar will feature Danny Y. Huang, Assistant Professor at NYU CUSP and NYU Tandon School of Engineering, for a discussion on “Watching IoTs That Watch Us: Studying IoT Security & Privacy at Scale.”

Zoom link provided with RSVP. CUSP’s research seminars are open to the public!

Many consumers today are increasingly concerned about IoT security and privacy. There is much media hype about home cameras being hacked or voice assistants eavesdropping on conversations. However, it is unclear exactly what are security and privacy threats, how prevalent they are, and what are the implications on users, policymakers, and manufacturers, because there is no reliable large-scale data in the wild.

In my talk, I'll describe a new method to systematically collect a large-scale real-world dataset of IoT device network traffic. I'll show you examples of security and privacy threats we identified on various IoT devices, along with a discussion on the potential legal issues.

Danny Y. Huang is an Assistant Professor at New York University.  He is broadly interested in the security and privacy of consumer technologies, such as cryptocurrency and IoT. He did a postdoc at Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from University of California, San Diego. For more information, visit