Maintaining a secure configuration of current IoT networks such as “smart homes” or industrial networks overburdens even skilled integrators, administrators and end users. To avoid and mitigate existing security risks, CONSENT (Conformance-driven and Auto-configured Security for Home and Industrial Networks) aims at developing a new methodology that enables largely automated integration, configuration and operation of new IoT devices and, furthermore, checks the compliant behavior of the devices during operation. This new methodology leads to a robust, zone-based IT security architecture that is easy to extend and whose overall security remains at a high level even if individual devices get compromised. Moreover, this approach nicely complements existing security mechanisms and minimizes human error sources.



CONSENT is a project of the postgraduate research training group NERD (North Rhine-Westphalian Experts on Research in Digitalization), which is funding researchers in IT-security at universities and universities of applied sciences in North Rhine-Westphalia to promote research in the area of Human Centered Systems Security. More information can be found on




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For questions and inquiries regarding the CONSENT project, please contact:


 Martin Serror

 E-Mail: martin.serror[[at]]



CONSENT Publications

45th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)
Sydney, Australia, November 16-19, 2020
Publisher: IEEE,
November 2020
Martin Serror, Sacha Hack, Martin Henze, Marko Schuba and Klaus Wehrle
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics,
September 2020
to be published
Proceedings of the 19th IFIP Networking 2020 Conference (NETWORKING '20), June 22-26, 2020, Paris, France
Publisher: IFIP,
June 2020
ISBN: 978-3-903176-28-7
Jens Hiller, Martin Henze, Martin Serror, Eric Wagner, Jan Niklas Richter and Klaus Wehrle
43rd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Chicago, USA
Publisher: IEEE,
October 2018
ISBN: 978-1-5386-4413-3
Martin Serror, Martin Henze, Sacha Hack, Marko Schuba and Klaus Wehrle
Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Security and Forensics of IoT (IoT-SECFOR), co-located with the 13th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2018), Hamburg, Germany
Publisher: ACM,
August 2018
ISBN: 978-1-4503-6448-5
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