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Analysis of Consumer IoT Device Vulnerability Quantification Frameworks

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posted on 2024-06-05, 02:00 authored by Samira Abdalla BahoSamira Abdalla Baho, Jemal AbawajyJemal Abawajy
The increasing deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in mission-critical systems has made them more appealing to attackers. Cyberattacks on IoT devices have the potential to expose sensitive data, disrupt operations, and even endanger lives. As a result, IoT security has recently gained traction in both industry and academia. However, no research has examined existing IoT vulnerability assessment frameworks in a systematic and comprehensive manner. To address this gap, this paper systematically reviews and analyses the research challenges and state-of-the-art IoT vulnerability assessment frameworks while taking into account both breadth and depth. The study provides insight into current IoT vulnerability assessment approaches, which is useful for ongoing efforts to characterise cybersecurity risks and manage IoT vulnerabilities. It will be of interest to a spectrum of readers, including those in the IoT research community, researchers in cybersecurity, risk and vulnerability management professionals, and others. By offering the latest perspective on the present IoT vulnerability assessment techniques, this study will raise IoT security awareness and facilitate research into IoT vulnerability assessment methodologies. The knowledge provided by this study will also be beneficial to future academics who are interested in the issues and solutions surrounding IoT security. The report also assists in understanding the research direction in IoT vulnerability assessment approaches, making it beneficial for those looking to create new methods for determining IoT vulnerabilities.

History

Journal

Electronics (Switzerland)

Volume

12

Article number

1176

Pagination

1-31

Location

Basel, Switzerland

ISSN

1450-5843

eISSN

2079-9292

Language

en

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

5

Publisher

MDPI AG