Security Risk Analysis of the Internet of Things

An Early Cautionary Scan


  • Mounika Mandapuram Cognizant Technology Solutions, Teaneck, New Jersey, USA



IoT, Risk Analysis, Security Threats


The Internet of Things is assisting in developing a new and more intelligent world in which everything will fall under its purview. The issue of security is by far the most critical concern and component regarding the Internet of Things. With billions or trillions of connected devices, it will be difficult for future generations to find solutions to the security concerns we face today. The Internet of Things (IoT) paves the way for various entities and applications that benefit humanity. Although it is the most significant accomplishment of the decade, it has also given rise to catastrophic scenarios due to security concerns such as threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks on connected and interconnected devices and objects. Despite this, it is still the most significant achievement of the decade. Businesses and organizations are backing the current paradigm shift by providing financial assistance to researchers and academics. The industry expected to have the most growth over this decade is the Internet of Things, which will connect trillions of different devices. It is anticipated that IoT will alter the method by which we communicate. The Internet of Things poses many significant dangers, including physical attacks, network attacks, encryption attacks, software attacks, authorization, surveillance, identity theft, vandalism, and secure communication. The findings of this research show that none of the IoT security architectures include a security layer.


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How to Cite

Mandapuram, M. (2017). Security Risk Analysis of the Internet of Things: An Early Cautionary Scan. ABC Research Alert, 5(3), 49–55.

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