Security and Privacy in IoT

Authored by: Neelamani Samal , Debasis Gountia

Handbook of IoT and Blockchain

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367422455
eBook ISBN: 9780367854744
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The Internet of Things (IoT) plays a remarkable role in our modern daily life. With the use of IoT our daily life has become easier and more dynamic. The IoT covers almost all fields which include home automation, office automation, healthcare, sports, industrial applications, and transport, Smart Cities, agricultural, Smart Energy and the Smart Grid, etc. Therefore this technology requires security management and the privacy control over the user data which is in cloud. Security in IoT is the technology area concerned with securing connected devices and networks in the Internet of Things environment where we have a number of devices connected over the internet with IP addresses. So many devices, sensors, things that we are wearing or using, the things that we are interacting with that we will not even sense it in future. The IoT enables development of helpful tools and technological partners to resolve security issues which may occur in future. Due to the small size of modern CPUs, the possible features of IoT and its applications are almost unlimited. IoT devices are connected to the internet, so they are vulnerable to the same kinds of cyber-attack that can affect the user’s personal and commercial information.

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