Study of security and privacy issues in Internet of Things

Muhammad Hassam Khalid, Mohsin Murtaza, Mostafa Habbal

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With the advancement of technology and the internet, almost every device is connected to internet. Internet of Things (IoT) can be explained as an extension of the internet in which smart devices are interconnected with each other. While each smart device has unique identifiers, which makes every device unique. Now, IoT has helped in developing smart architectures whether its home, healthcare, financial institutions or industries. There are smart devices everywhere. These smart devices can also communicate to each other in a network and they work together thus eliminating the need for human interaction. IoT is relatively new and is still developing rapidly. So, there are numerous privacy concerns in IoT. IoT can be divided into different architectural layers depending where the IoT is being used. The IoT model discussed in this research report is Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) which is divided into three layers, application, Network and perception layer. In 2020, during the COVID pandemic the reliability on IoT has increased as people are working from home and many of the tasks has been automated using IoT. The number of security attacks on IoT has also been increased in 2020 alone, which has affected many IoT devices. The objective of this research report is to discuss a number of security and privacy challenges in IoT based on the three SOA layers, the objective of this report also covers discussion on the above mentioned three layers, different technologies used in each layer for communication and different attacks and methods which target each specific layer also discussing different security attacks on IoT which occur ed in 2020 during the COVID pandemic phase. This topic is chosen because Internet of Things is becoming important and is impacting everything around us. It is expected that the total number of IoT devices will cross 20 Billion in 2020 and will have an impact of more than $11 Trillion by 2025. Thus, the security of IoT is to be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 5th International Conference on Innovative Technologies in Intelligent Systems and Industrial Applications (CITISIA)
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728194370
ISBN (Print)9781728194387
Publication statusPublished - 09 Mar 2021
Event5th IEEE International Conference on Innovative Technologies in Intelligent Systems and Industrial Applications, CITISIA 2020: CITISIA 2020 - Charles Sturt University Sydney campus, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 25 Nov 202027 Nov 2020 (conference website)
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Conference5th IEEE International Conference on Innovative Technologies in Intelligent Systems and Industrial Applications, CITISIA 2020
OtherThe “Conference on Innovative Technologies in Intelligent Systems & Industrial Applications” (CITISIA) is a student conference that aims to provide students of higher learning institutions with a platform for presenting their own projects. It is also a measure of recognition of students’ professional and technical achievements – by industries and international organizations such as IEEE. This conference is designed to facilitate exchanges of ideas through communication, networking and learning from others, for students and IEEE Chapters in terms of greater collaboration.
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