Critical Aspects Pertaining Security of IoT Application Level Software Systems

Mohamed Sarrab, Saleh M. Alnaeli

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

With the prevalence of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and systems, touching almost every single aspect of our modern life, one core factor that will determine whether this technology will succeed, and gain people trust, or fail is security. This technology aimed to facilitate and improve the quality of our life; however, it is hysterical and fast growth makes it an attractive and prime target for a whole variety of hackers posing a significant risk to our technology and IT infrastructures at both enterprise and individual levels. This paper discusses and identifies some critical aspects from software security perspective that need to be addressed and considered when designing IoT applications. This paper mainly concerned with potential security issues of the applications running on IoT devices including insecure interfaces, insecure software, constrained application protocol and middleware security. This effort is part of a funded research project that investigates internet of things (IoT) security and privacy issues related to architecture, connectivity and data collection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 9th Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, IEMCON 2018
EditorsSatyajit Chakrabarti, Himadri Nath Saha
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages960-964
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538672662
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 16 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event9th IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, IEMCON 2018 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Nov 1 2018Nov 3 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE 9th Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, IEMCON 2018

Conference

Conference9th IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, IEMCON 2018
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver
Period11/1/1811/3/18

Keywords

  • CoAP
  • Insecure Interfaces
  • Insecure Software/Firmware
  • IoT
  • Middleware
  • Security
  • Vulnerability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Instrumentation

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