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IoT security, privacy, safety and ethics

IoT security, privacy, safety and ethics
IoT security, privacy, safety and ethics
The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a revolution of the Internet which can connect nearly all environment devices over the Internet to share their data to create novel services and applications for improving our quality of life. Using cheap sensors, the IoT enables various devices and objects around us to be addressable, recognizable and locatable. Although the IoT brought infinite benefits, it creates several challenges, especially in security and privacy. Handling these issues and ensuring security and privacy for IoT products and services must be a fundamental priority. Users need to trust IoT devices and related services are secure. Moreover, the IoT safety must be considered to prevent the IoT system and its components from causing an unacceptable risk of injury or a physical damage and at the same time considering social behaviour and ethical use of IoT technologies to enable effective security and safety. This chapter provides a discussion of IoT security, privacy, safety and ethics. It starts by providing an overview of the IoT system, its architecture and essential characteristics. This is followed by discussing IoT security challenges, requirements and best practices to protect IoT devices. The IoT privacy is also discussed by highlighting various IoT privacy threats and solutions to preserve privacy of IoT devices. The IoT safety, ethics, the need for the ethical design and challenges encountered are also discussed. In the end, smart cities are introduced as a case study to investigate various security threats and suggested solutions to maintain a good security level in a smart city.
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Springer International Publishing
Atlam, Hany, Fathy
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Wills, Gary
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Farsi, Maryam
Daneshkhah, Alireza
Hosseinian-Far, Amin
Jahankhani, Hamid
Atlam, Hany, Fathy
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Wills, Gary
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Farsi, Maryam
Daneshkhah, Alireza
Hosseinian-Far, Amin
Jahankhani, Hamid

Atlam, Hany, Fathy and Wills, Gary (2020) IoT security, privacy, safety and ethics. In, Farsi, Maryam, Daneshkhah, Alireza, Hosseinian-Far, Amin and Jahankhani, Hamid (eds.) Digital Twin Technologies and Smart Cities. (Internet of Things, , (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-18732-3)) Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-27. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-18732-3).

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The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a revolution of the Internet which can connect nearly all environment devices over the Internet to share their data to create novel services and applications for improving our quality of life. Using cheap sensors, the IoT enables various devices and objects around us to be addressable, recognizable and locatable. Although the IoT brought infinite benefits, it creates several challenges, especially in security and privacy. Handling these issues and ensuring security and privacy for IoT products and services must be a fundamental priority. Users need to trust IoT devices and related services are secure. Moreover, the IoT safety must be considered to prevent the IoT system and its components from causing an unacceptable risk of injury or a physical damage and at the same time considering social behaviour and ethical use of IoT technologies to enable effective security and safety. This chapter provides a discussion of IoT security, privacy, safety and ethics. It starts by providing an overview of the IoT system, its architecture and essential characteristics. This is followed by discussing IoT security challenges, requirements and best practices to protect IoT devices. The IoT privacy is also discussed by highlighting various IoT privacy threats and solutions to preserve privacy of IoT devices. The IoT safety, ethics, the need for the ethical design and challenges encountered are also discussed. In the end, smart cities are introduced as a case study to investigate various security threats and suggested solutions to maintain a good security level in a smart city.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 March 2019
Published date: 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 430483
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/430483
PURE UUID: b0cb3e83-fdac-4723-aa65-643f96d0424e
ORCID for Hany, Fathy Atlam: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4142-6377
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 02 May 2019 16:30
Last modified: 07 Sep 2019 00:38

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Author: Hany, Fathy Atlam ORCID iD
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD
Editor: Maryam Farsi
Editor: Alireza Daneshkhah
Editor: Amin Hosseinian-Far
Editor: Hamid Jahankhani

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