The SPIN project
To address these two threats, we started the SPIN (Security and Privacy
for In-home Networks) project.
In this project, we research and prototype methods to make the home
network safer, both in terms of protecting it from dangers of the
Internet, and protecting the Internet from misbehaving IoT-devices.
The core of the SPIN project is the SPIN software: an open source
toolkit to visualise, analyze, and block local network traffic. In its
most basic setup, it shows users the devices on their networks, and
their network activity, in what we call the ‘bubble app’; a live
representation of network traffic. More importantly, SPIN can be used
as a basis for prototyping new safety measures, and as a tool to more
easily perform traffic analysis and IoT security research.
For instance, we use the SPIN software ourselved as a basis for
prototyping DOTS Signal Call
as a measurmenet platform for examing smart lights, and for research
into anomaly detection and machine learning.