Overcoming Privacy and Security Challenges of Internet of Things Applications

  • Mohammed Imtyaz Ahmed, Dr. G Kannan


Internet of Things (IoT) technology paves way for integration of anything with digital world. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and sensors play crucial role in realizing IoT which has potential use cases like smart home, smart city and healthcare. IoT bestows plenty of advantages like technology driven communication, connected infrastructure, productivity, connected people, connected transportation, automation and control besides saving time. Nevertheless, due to its heterogeneous nature in terms of protocols, devices and standards, IoT applications cause many privacy and security challenges. Its immaturity due to lack of global standards lead to security vulnerabilities. In this paper we investigate privacy and security challenges thrown by IoT integrated applications and possible countermeasures. We also identity issues that need further research in future.