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Title: Security and Privacy Grand Challenges for the Internet of Things

Abstract— The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is driven by market pressures, and while security is being considered, the relationship between the unintended consequences of billions of such devices connecting to the Internet cannot be described with existing mathematical methods. The possibilities for illicit surveillance through lifestyle analysis, unauthorized access to information, and new attack vectors will continue to increase by 2020, when up-to 50 billion devices may be connected. This paper discusses various kinds of vulnerabilities that can be expected to arise, and presents a research agenda for mitigating the worst of the impacts. We hope to draw research attention to the potential dangers of IoT so that many of these problems can be avoided.
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Conference: International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2015), June 1-5, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, 27-34
IEEE, Piscataway, New Jersey
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
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United States
internet of things; security; privacy; grand challenge; Internet; social impacts of computing