A Conceptual Model to Support Security Analysis in the Internet of Things

Orestis Mavropoulos, Haralambos Mouratidis, Andrew Fish, Emmanouil Panaousis, Christos Kalloniatis

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Thispaperproposesaconceptualmodeltosupportdecisionmakersdur- ing security analysis of Internet of Things (IoT) systems. The world is entering an era of ubiquitous computing with IoT being the main driver. Taking into account the scale of IoT, the number of security issues that are arising are unprecedented. Both academia and industry require methodologies that will enable reasoning about secu- rity in IoT system in a concise and holistic manner. The proposed conceptual model addresses a number of challenges in modeling IoT to support security analysis. The model is based on an architecture-oriented approach that incorporates sociotechni- cal concepts into the security analysis of an IoT system. To demonstrate the usage of the proposed conceptual model, we perform a security analysis on a small scale smart home example.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-578
Number of pages22
JournalComputer Science And Information Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017


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