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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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The adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) devices has grown exponentially in recent years. There are increasing concerns on the security of those Internet connected devices. Research studies and news reports indicated IoT devices may contain backdoors either placed intentionally or discovered as vulnerabilities. US Government and international organizations are developing guidelines and certification standards for IoT devices to mitigate risks. In this paper, we studied IT professionals’ perception on the security risks of IoT devices by surveying the attendees of a large security profession conference. Moreover, we propose to investigate the effectiveness of IoT certification in identifying hidden backdoors in IoT devices. The research plan and implications of our study are discussed.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Can IoT Devices Be Trusted? An Exploratory Study

The adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) devices has grown exponentially in recent years. There are increasing concerns on the security of those Internet connected devices. Research studies and news reports indicated IoT devices may contain backdoors either placed intentionally or discovered as vulnerabilities. US Government and international organizations are developing guidelines and certification standards for IoT devices to mitigate risks. In this paper, we studied IT professionals’ perception on the security risks of IoT devices by surveying the attendees of a large security profession conference. Moreover, we propose to investigate the effectiveness of IoT certification in identifying hidden backdoors in IoT devices. The research plan and implications of our study are discussed.