Identifying Security Challenges in the IoT for the Public Sector: A Systematic Review
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Public Administration and Information Technology
This chapter reviews the expanding role of the Internet of Things (IoT) in our lives as well as the security concerns of IoT. While IoT has expanded enormously in recent years both in the private and public sectors where it has enhanced the quality of life, it has also created potential security risks for users in various ways, such as in enabling unauthorized access and misuse of personal information, facilitating attacks on other systems, and creating safety risks. Even though these risks have been already common in cyberspace contexts, the introduction of IoT has increased these risks given its role in expanding the Internet and its connections to every aspect of our daily lives. This chapter will provide a systematic review of the current literature of IoT in order to identify IoT security challenges, and to offer recommendations for responding to these challenges. As a result of our study, we identified pervasiveness, privacy, and vulnerability as main challenges that are discussed in the literature. In this research, we also compiled some recommendations such as encryption, cryptology, authentication, authorization, and advanced security frameworks, schemes, and protocols to respond current security challenges in the IoT. Policy recommendations are also discussed to give ideas to policymakers about IoT security.
Internet of Things (IoT), IoT in public sector, Recommendations for IoT security, Security challenges
Guler, Ahmet and Demir, Fatih, "Identifying Security Challenges in the IoT for the Public Sector: A Systematic Review" (2020). NIU Bibliography. 476.
Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment (ETRA)