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Special Issue "Security and Privacy in Internet of Things"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Alexandros Fragkiadakis

Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Heraklion GR-700 13, Greece
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Interests: Internet of Things; security and privacy; wireless communications; blockchain; wireless sensor networks
Guest Editor
Dr. Elias Z. Tragos

Insight Centre for Data Analytics, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, D04 V1W8, Ireland
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Interests: Internet of Things; Security and Privacy in ICT; Artificial Intelligence; Recommender Systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies and applications are increasingly contributing to the improvement of people’s lives, providing novel solutions to a number of areas (smart cities, precision agriculture, healthcare, etc.). Moreover, IoT technologies (for monitoring purposes) are used in critical infrastructures including smart electricity grids, hospitals, etc. Several forecasts predict a $427B of the global IoT market with over 30 billion of connected devices.

This rapid proliferation of the IoT has attracted numerous cyber-criminals with various motives (industrial espionage, ransom, etc.) who continuously attempt to exploit IoT devices and communication protocols’ vulnerabilities. If successful, IoT attacks can be devastating, causing significant financial loss and creating barriers to the further adoption of IoT by the general public.

IoT security, as a general concept, is of paramount importance, not only for the protection of the IoT infrastructures in terms of data integrity, confidentiality and non-repudiation, but also for protecting users’ privacy. Traditional wireless sensor networks have evolved towards the IoT offering new opportunities for smart applications for citizens and industries. The IoT market has been flooded with "smart products" in every domain: home, automotive, agriculture, water, environment, etc. Most of these products are quite innovative but they lack security and privacy mechanisms to protect the communication and the user data.

It is evident that the IoT raises new challenges regarding security and privacy. Our everyday life is nowadays governed by large numbers of connected devices deployed everywhere around us, e.g. in homes, offices, on the street, monitoring the everyday activities of citizens. Current centralized IoT frameworks are not capable of fully protecting user privacy, mainly because user data are all gathered in one central point, which can become a single point of failure/attack. To address this, there is a need to focus on decentralized or distributed security frameworks for the IoT, i.e. using blockchain.

This Special Issue focuses on the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Lightweight key management and distribution for the IoT
  • Secure and lightweight hash functions for the IoT
  • Micro-certificates for the IoT
  • Secure cryptographic key storage for the IoT
  • Digital signatures for the IoT
  • Identity management for the IoT
  • Secure recommender systems for the IoT
  • Authorization and access control for the IoT
  • Embedded security for the IoT
  • Trusted execution environment for the IoT
  • Distributed ledger technology for secure IoT applications
  • Physical unclonable functions for device authentication
  • Secure routing for the IoT
  • Intrusion detection and mitigation techniques for the IoT
  • Privacy enhancing techniques for the IoT

Dr. Alexandros Fragkiadakis
Dr. Elias Z. Tragos
Guest Editors

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