Smart City Security

Everyday, more and more devices are connected to the internet. These devices connect and help us in so many ways, but without protection, they are vulnerable to cyberattack.

I worked with researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) to develop a web-sonification system to help security professionals monitor IoT threats in realtime. The user would specify an area on a map, and hear a soundscape representing new devices and threats uncovered by the search engine Shodan.

As new devices enter, the ambient threat level in the area transforms a virtual auditory environment (e.g. beach, jungle, thunderstorm). Each device has a short one-shot sound representing its type. There is a continuous ambient tempo whenever the system is active.