October 14, 2022
A four-year, 300 million HUF project to improve the security of IoT (Internet of Things) systems has been completed at the University of Szeged with the participation of researchers from the Department of Software Engineering and mathematicians from the Bolyai Institute.
One of the most dynamically developing areas of IT is IoT; devices used in everyday life that can be accessed via the internet and can even communicate with each other independently, which, however, makes them vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
One of the key objectives of the project was to increase the security of IoT systems by application-level analysis and detection of vulnerabilities in the source code.
The researchers achieved internationally outstanding results. They have developed a patent-pending hybrid source code analysis method - static and dynamic - which, combined with an artificial intelligence-based approach, can be used to investigate vulnerabilities more efficiently in the source code of software, including IoT applications. The advantage of this technique is that it can significantly reduce the number of false positives related to security flaws.