Special Issue "IoT: Security, Privacy and Best Practices"
A special issue of Computers (ISSN 2073-431X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: wireless networking security; system’s security; information assurance and privacy; crypto-resilient attacks; applied cryptography; blockchain and cryptocurrency; IoT security and privacy; cyberphysical systems and WBAN security; steganography; lightweight cryptographic algorithms and protocols; cloud-computing security; ad hoc and WSNs; ecure remote patient monitoring systems; computer networks protocols and QoS; and wireless networks coexistence
IoT devices have penetrated through a multitude of fields beyond those originally expected. In business, the IoT is used for product optimization. IoT-based solutions are being introduced on the factory floor, where they are having a dramatic impact on quality control through the detection of substandard production and material use. This promotes brand value by ensuring adherence to product specifications. Additionally, we are experiencing the use the IoT in financial decision processes, by providing real-time information of a holistic enterprise view that is complemented by data from resource planning and accounting systems. In academia, the IoT can be used to automatically track and deliver data records. Local governments are exploiting the IoT to increase the efficiency and safety of services provided to their population. The use of the IoT is integral to successful traffic management and mass transportation control. Accompanied by the increase in popularity and usage/reliance comes an increased possibility of cyberattack. It is a widely accepted theory that in many cases, malicious actors target popular devices for susceptible attack surfaces to amplify the effect of successful exploitation. Therefore, it is crucial to assess, understand, and, if possible, improve the protocols and security measures used in the devices and endpoints in an endeavor to create a safe environment for the user. A layered approach will provide optimal network and device defense. The perimeter security of an IoT network is essential for preventing breaches. Perimeter defense techniques include firewalls, IDS/IPSs, physical access controls, and network access control lists.
The Special Issue aims to gather innovative security solutions for IoT. We aim for security solutions the variety of IoT family including but not limited to: wireless sensor networks (WSN), wireless body area networks (WBANs), etc. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- IoT privacy and security;
- WSN security;
- WBAN privacy and security;
- Cloud-based IoT security;
- Machine learning for IoT security;
- IoT hardware security;
- Blockchain for IoT security;
- Industrial IoT security;
- Medial IoT privacy and security;
- Cryptography in IoT;
- Layered security principles and ways to enhance perimeter defense in the IoT;
- IoT gateway vulnerabilities and best practices of defense;
- The malicious impact on IoT, Thingbots, Hivenets;
- Forensics in IoT;
- Law, Policy, and Privacy in IoT.
Prof. Dr. Thaier Hayajneh
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