Bryan Pearson II

Welcome to my webpage! I am currently working on my Ph.D in Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. I joined the Department of Computer Science in Fall 2018. My advisor is Dr. Xinwen Fu. I am primarily interested in IoT security and forensics.

Prior to UCF, I received my Bachelor of Science from Stetson University in May 2018. My advisor was Dr. Daniel Plante.

You can check out some of my current and former research projects, my CV, and contact information through this webpage.

Basic Information


News

  • 26 Jan. 2021: Our paper, "On Automating BACnet Device Discovery and Property Identification", was accepted to IEEE ICC 2021!
  • 6 Dec. 2020: Our paper, "Prison Break of Android Reflection Restriction and Defense", was accepted to IEEE INFOCOM 2021!
  • 22 Sep. 2020: Our paper, "SIC^2: Securing Microcontroller Based IoT Devices with Low-cost Crypto Coprocessors", was accepted to IEEE ICPADS 2020!
  • 27 Jan. 2020: Our paper, "Secure Deployment of Containerized IoT Systems", was accepted to IEEE SouthEastCon 2020! We will travel to Raleigh, NC in March to present the work.
  • 5 Dec. 2019: Our paper, "BLESS: A BLE Application Security Scanning Framework", was accepted to IEEE INFOCOM 2020!
  • 11 Nov. 2019: Our paper, "Microcontroller Based IoT System Firmware Security: Case Studies", won the ICII best paper award! Congratulations, Chao et al!
  • 23 Jul. 2019: Our paper, "Microcontroller Based IoT System Firmware Security: Case Studies", was accepted to IEEE ICII 2019!
  • 3 Feb. 2019: Our paper, "On Misconception of Hardware and Cost in IoT Security and Privacy", was accepted to IEEE ICC 2019! We will be traveling to Shanghai, China in May to present the work.

Research Sample

Please check my CV for a more comprehensive list of publications.

  1. B. Pearson, C. Zou, Y. Zhang, Z. Ling, X. Fu. SIC2: Securing Microcontroller Based IoT Devices with Low-Cost Crypto Coprocessors. In proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS) 2020. Hong Kong. Dec. 2020.
  2. Y. Zhang, J. Weng, Z. Ling, B. Pearson, X. Fu. BLESS: A BLE Application Security Scanning Framework. In proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM 2020 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM). Beijing, China. Apr. 2020.
  3. B. Pearson, L. Luo, C. Zou, J. Brian, Y. Jin, X. Fu. Building a Low-cost and State-of-the-art IoT Security Hands-on Laboratory. 2nd IFIP Internation Internet of Things (IoT) Conference, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2019. (Invited Paper.)
  4. C. Gao, L. Luo, Y. Zhang, B. Pearson, X. Fu. Microcontroller Based IoT System Firmware Security: Case Studies. In proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Industrial Internet (ICII), Orlando, FL, Nov. 2019. (Best paper award!)
  5. B. Pearson, L. Luo, Y. Zhang, R. Dey, Z. Ling, M. Bassiouni, and X. Fu. On Misconception of Hardware and Cost in IoT Security and Privacy. In proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Shanghai, China, May 2019.

STAIR

This project plots ambient particulate matter, CO2, air pressure, temperature, and humidity data from sensors onto a map. Our current deployment of devices are built using the SAML11 microcontroller. We use AWS as a backend.

STAIR

SIC2

SIC2, or Securing Micocontroller based IoT Devices with Crypto Coprocessors, is a framework for secure key provisioning that protects end users' private keys from software attacks and untrustworthy manufacturers. Our case study is the ESP32 MCU along with the ATECC608A crypto processor. We also present novel software attacks against this MCU. Full paper, technical report, and source code are below:

Full paper
Technical report
Source code: ESP32 with ECC608

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