Title

A Guiding Framework for Vetting the Internet of Things

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Journal of Information Security and Applications

Publication Date

12-1-2020

Abstract

© 2020 Like any emerging and disruptive technology, multiple obstacles are slowing down the Internet of Things (IoT) expansion for instance, multiplicity of things’ standards, users’ reluctance and sometimes rejection due to privacy invasion, and limited IoT platform interoperability. IoT expansion is also accompanied by the widespread use of mobile apps supporting anywhere, anytime service provisioning to users. By analogy to vetting mobile apps, this paper addresses the lack of principles and techniques for vetting IoT devices (things) in preparation for their integration into mission-critical systems. Things have got vulnerabilities that should be discovered and assessed through proper device vetting. Unfortunately, this is not happening. Rather than sensing a nuclear turbines steam level, a thing could collect some sensitive data about the turbine without the knowledge of users and leak these data to third parties. This paper presents a guiding framework that defines the concepts of, principles of, and techniques for thing vetting as a pro-active response to potential things vulnerabilities.

ISSN

2214-2126

Publisher

Elsevier Ltd

Volume

55

First Page

102644

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Keywords

Atomic/composite duties, Internet of Things, Security vulnerabilities, Vetting

Scopus ID

85092894253

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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