User-Centered Design to Enhance IoT Cybersecurity Awareness of Non-Experts in Smart Buildings

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Smart buildings, building automation and operational management have increasingly begun to incorporate Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Therefore, they have become susceptible to common cyber attacks targetting IoT devices. However, there is still a lack of an effective way of monitoring the cybersecurity situation of smart devices, IoT sensors and networks. During the operational lifecycle it may also not be easy for non-experts to discern cybersecurity issues from malfunctioning or physical safety. Therefore, we propose visualization prototypes that provide both safety and cybersecurity status of IoT devices for non-expert users in smart buildings. By utilising a user-centered design method, the visualization dashboards are developed based on requirements of two user roles - House managers and Residents. The user test results have shown the capabilities and effectiveness of leveraging dashboards to increase cybersecurity awareness in smart buildings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICUFN 2022 - 13th International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781665485500
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 5 Jul 20228 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks, ICUFN
ISSN (Print)2165-8528
ISSN (Electronic)2165-8536


ConferenceInternational Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks


  • Cybersecurity
  • IoT
  • User-Centered Design

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 0

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture


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