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New BMBF-ANR project PIVOT started

PIVOT is a German-French project in the joint Call on Cybersecurity, sponsored by the German Ministry of Education and Research and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche. We aim for privacy-integrated design and validation in the constrained IoT. The spokesperson of this project is Prof. Wählisch.

News from May 29, 2021

PIVOT aims for assuring both privacy of data and of identifiers that may disclose the data sources and contexts in the Internet of Things (IoT). The secure protection of data and metadata in PIVOT will in particular extend to low-end devices and low-power radio networks of the ultra-constrained IoT.

You can read more about the project on the project website https://pivot-project.info/ or press release (only in German).

In PIVOT, all partners share a common interest in an open and privacy-friendly IoT. The consortium reflects the entire innovation chain. Freie Universität Berlin and HAW Hamburg co-founded the popular RIOT IoT operating system (OS). As of today, RIOT has a 5% global IoT OS market share. Furthermore, a strong binational LoRa development community has been established. Afnic, Lobaro, HAW Hamburg, FU Berlin, and TTN Berlin are part of it. Particular contributions to IoT privacy come from INSA in this context. Finally, international Internet standardisation is in the focus of FU Berlin, HAW Hamburg, and Afnic—they jointly work in the IETF for more than 10 years.

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