The Wireless and IoT Security & Privacy (WISP) research group (established in 2018) focuses on enhancing the security of wireless systems, with a particular emphasis on emerging connected vehicle ecosystems, next-generation Wi-Fi and cellular systems, electronic warfare, and coexistence in shared spectrum. Our aim is to protect these systems and their growing applications from various privacy, spoofing, and denial-of-service attacks. Our team uses machine learning and deep learning, applied cryptography, optimization techniques, and formal protocol verification, along with testbed implementation and prototyping, to build solutions that prevent attacks, including future quantum attacks.
Our research has been primarily supported by NSF, and our findings have been published in various journals and conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE TWC, IEEE TIFS, NDSS, ACM WiSec, IEEE JSAC, and IEEE TMC [see Publications].
For wireless experiments, using software-defined radios and other wireless equipment, WISP is housed in the Faraday Lab at RIT's ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute, where the first open-source testbed for connected vehicle security (V2Verifier) is under active development by WISP team members. The training modules developed by the WISP group can be found under Security Training Courses.