An Overview of Security and Privacy Issues for Internet of Things

Heung Youl YOUM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E100-D   No.8   pp.1649-1662
Publication Date: 2017/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2016ICI0001
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Information and Communication System Security)
security,  privacy,  threats,  new work item,  internet of things,  IEEE 802.15,  standardization direction,  

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is defined as a global infrastructure for the Information Society, enabling advanced services by interconnecting (physical and virtual) things based on, existing and evolving, interoperable information and communication technologies by ITU-T. Data may be communicated in low-power and lossy environments, which causes complicated security issues. Furthermore, concerns are raised over access of personally identifiable information pertaining to IoT devices, network and platforms. Security and privacy concerns have been main barriers to implement IoT, which needs to be resolved appropriate security and privacy measures. This paper describes security threats and privacy concerns of IoT, surveys current studies related to IoT and identifies the various requirements and solutions to address these security threats and privacy concerns. In addition, this paper also focuses on major global standardization activities for security and privacy of Internet of Things. Furthermore, future directions and strategies of international standardization for theInternet of Thing's security and privacy issues will be given. This paper provides guidelines to assist in suggesting the development and standardization strategies forward to allow a massive deployment of IoT systems in real world.