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Thursday, August 15 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Students, Smarthome Security, Storytelling, and Diverse Stakeholders

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Smarthome security is difficult for many people to reason about, including students and technology designers. We will begin this BOF with a demo of a new smarthome-focused security lab, designed to help familiarize students with a diverse spectrum of smarthome-related computer security and privacy issues (and help instructors teach the topics as well). This lab will be open to all researchers and educators. The discussion will include existing components, use in different educational settings, and how to contribute. We will also discuss the importance of the narrative around IoT education and activities. IoT provides new opportunities and risks because of the great diversity of users and participants, particularly relative to the security community. Storytelling and narrative in teaching can impinge inclusion and efficacy of educational outcomes. We will also ask people to come forward with lessons learned or options for more imaginative storytelling and engagement. We will brainstorm about the use of different storylines to reach under-represented populations. As a starting point we will discuss use of the IoT demo with two storylines — a traditional capture the flag and then an alternative feed the cat (CTF/FTC) where all technical actions are the same but the narrative differs — to collectively understand how to integrate activities and narratives.

This BOF is designed to be interactive and discussion-filled, with the hope of leaving all attendees in a better position to help others (their students, relevant companies, or anyone else) better understand and navigate challenging smarthome security and privacy design.

Thursday August 15, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Grand Ballroom ABC