Critical issues in the invasion of the internet of things (IoT): Security, privacy, and other vulnerabilities

Shravani Devarakonda, Malka Halgamuge, Azeem Mohammad

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review


In this chapter, the authors collected data from issues related to threats in the applications of IoT-based technologies that describe the security and privacy issues from 30 peer reviewed publications from 2014 to 2017. Further, they analyzed each threat type and its percentages in each application of the internet of things. The results indicated that the applications of smart transportation (20%) face the highest amount of security and privacy issues followed by smart home (19%) and smart cities (18%) compared to the rest of the applications. Further, they determined that the biggest threats were denial of service attack (9%) followed by eavesdropping (5%), man in the middle (4%), and replay (4%). Denial of service attacks and man in the middle attack are active attacks that can severely damage human life whereas eavesdropping is a passive attack that steals information. This study has found that privacy issues have the biggest impacts on people. Therefore, researchers need to find possible solutions to these threats to improve the quality of IoT applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of research on big data and the IoT
EditorsGurjit Kaur, Pradeep Tomar
Place of PublicationHershey PA, USA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781522574330
ISBN (Print)9781522574323
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Data Mining and Database Management (ADMDM)
ISSN (Print)2327-1981
ISSN (Electronic)2327-199X


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