Internet-of-Things Attacks and Defenses: Recent Advances and Challenges

Submission Deadline: 30 September 2020

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Internet-of-Things Attacks and Defenses: Recent Advances and Challenges.

The Internet of Things (IoT) technology has been widely adopted by the vast majority of businesses and is influencing every aspect of the world. However, the nature of the Internet, communication, embedded OS and backend recourses make IoT objects vulnerable to cyber attacks. In addition, most standard security solutions designed for enterprise systems are not applicable to IoT devices. As a result, we are facing a big IoT security and protection challenge, and it is urgent to analyze IoT-specific cyber attacks, and design novel and efficient security mechanisms.

The objective of the Special Section is to compile recent developments and efforts dedicated to research IoT attacks and defenses. The main purpose of this Special Section is to provide both academic and industry researchers with a forum to discuss either practical or theoretical solutions to identify IoT vulnerabilities and relevant security mechanisms. For this purpose, we encourage original research articles related to this topic, as well as high-quality review articles describing the current state of the art.

This Special Section will mainly focus on IoT-related attacks and defenses across IoT networks and devices.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Malware and unwanted software for IoT
  • Vulnerability analysis and reverse engineering for IoT
  • IoT security and privacy
  • IoT forensic techniques
  • Usable security and privacy for IoT
  • Intrusion detection and prevention for IoT
  • Cyber intelligence techniques for IoT
  • IoT infrastructures and mitigation techniques
  • IoT Hardware security
  • Cyber physical systems security
  • Adversarial learning for IoT
  • IoT Cyber crime
  • Denial-of-Service attacks for IoT
  • Security measurement for IoT
  • IoT security visualization techniques
  • Edge/Fog computing attack and defense
  • Trust models and management
  • Phishing and spam prevention

We also highly recommend the submission of multimedia with each article as it significantly increases the visibility and downloads of articles.


Associate Editor:  Weizhi Meng, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Guest Editors:

    1. Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
    2. Shouhuai Xu, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
    3. Chunhua Su, University of Aizu, Japan
    4. Rongxing Lu, University of New Brunswick, Canada


Relevant IEEE Access Special Sections:

  1. Security and Trusted Computing for Industrial Internet of Things
  2. Internet-of-Things (IoT) Big Data Trust Management
  3. Security and Privacy in Applications and Services for Future Internet of Things

IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief:
  Prof. Derek Abbott, University of Adelaide

Article submission: Contact Associate Editor and submit manuscript to:

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