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Special Issue "Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: IoT Security"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 1214

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School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF24 3AA, UK
Interests: Internet of Things; sensing as a service; privacy; infrastructure and architectures; fog/edge computing
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École polytechnique Route de Saclay, 91128 Palaiseau, France
Interests: computer networking; Internet of Things (IoT); network security; MESH; MANET
School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
Interests: communications, networks, control, learning; AI and data science; security and privacy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

More than half of the world's population lives in urban areas today. Urbanisation leads to urban sprawl, slum formation, dispersed jobs, and ageing infrastructure, leading to high dependency on public infrastructure. These can lead to major inefficiencies in energy use, transportation, governance, waste management, and pollution. The public and private sectors are investing heavily in smart city technologies to address these social, economic, and environmental challenges. However, the risks of deploying smart technology in critical sectors must be addressed. Attackers target smart cities for a variety of reasons. Malicious individuals may view smart cities as playgrounds to test their hacking skills. You can play with available technology to your satisfaction. For cybercriminals, connecting devices and systems in smart cities can be a way to steal money and data from citizens and local businesses. State-sponsored actors can also exploit the spread of smart city technology to launch their own espionage and hacktivist campaigns. In extreme cases, intelligent implementations can even be used for terrorist acts. Therefore, researchers and engineers must provide practical solutions and methodologies to help municipalities and urban developers to design safer smart cities.

Dr. Charith Perera
Prof. Dr. Thomas Heide Clausen
Dr. Jun Zhao
Guest Editors

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  • Internet of Things
  • security
  • public infrastructure
  • cyberphysical security
  • smart city

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Personal Data Stores (PDS): A Review
Sensors 2023, 23(3), 1477; - 28 Jan 2023
Cited by 1 | Viewed by 1037
Internet services have collected our personal data since their inception. In the beginning, the personal data collection was uncoordinated and was limited to a few selected data types such as names, ages, birthdays, etc. Due to the widespread use of social media, more [...] Read more.
Internet services have collected our personal data since their inception. In the beginning, the personal data collection was uncoordinated and was limited to a few selected data types such as names, ages, birthdays, etc. Due to the widespread use of social media, more and more personal data has been collected by different online services. We increasingly see that Internet of Things (IoT) devices are also being adopted by consumers, making it possible for companies to capture personal data (including very sensitive data) with much less effort and autonomously at a very low cost. Current systems architectures aim to collect, store, and process our personal data in the cloud with very limited control when it comes to giving back to citizens. However, Personal Data Stores (PDS) have been proposed as an alternative architecture where personal data will be stored within households, giving us complete control (self-sovereignty) over our data. This paper surveys the current literature on Personal Data Stores (PDS) that enable individuals to collect, control, store, and manage their data. In particular, we provide a comprehensive review of related concepts and the expected benefits of PDS platforms. Further, we compare and analyse existing PDS platforms in terms of their capabilities and core components. Subsequently, we summarise the major challenges and issues facing PDS platforms’ development and widespread adoption. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: IoT Security)
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