Network Security Issues in The Internet of Things (IoT)

Stuart Millar

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This paper surveys a broad range of other research works in order to discuss network security issues in the Internet of Things (IoT). We begin with setting the scene generally with an outline of IoT, followed by a discussion of IoT layer models and topologies. After this, IoT standardization efforts and protocols are analysed, before we discuss in depth vulnerabilities, attacks and mitigations with regard IoT. It is concluded that ample research and narrative exists for protocols and vulnerabilities but less on mitigations, particularly with regard Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) for IoT, and resource constraints on devices are a considerable obstacle in strengthening security.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherQueen's University Belfast
Number of pages6
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016


  • counter-measures
  • IoT
  • mesh networks
  • mitigations
  • network security
  • Security
  • Sensors
  • vulnerabilities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture


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