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Internet of Things, bekvämt, men säkert?: En studie kring säkerhetsaspekter inom IoT
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The new technological phenomenon Internet of Things (IoT) is steadily growing and has become more incorporated into our daily lives. The technology can be found in a variety of applications in today's society and has helped to simplify and streamline tasks and processes. Analysts estimate that the market for IoT could potentially be worth 11 billion dollars by 2025. Large technology corporations are spending a vast amount of money to promote their IoT products, but we are also seeing companies which normally are not associated with IT making an entrance to make their products connected. During the fall of 2016 media reported about a big security breach within the IoT that affected security cameras and forced them to commit denial of service attacks. This event led us to take a closer look at the IoT and the security around the products. The aim of this study is to investigate how developers and security experts working with IoT perceive the current state of security and the possible threats and risks we face when using the technology. For this study we have used a qualitative approach with semi-structured interviews. A total of eight interviews were conducted equally divided between developers and security experts. Our results show that a common denominator between the respondents' answers was that the lack of standardization and platforms for IoT-applications is a problem. However, a unified security solution is currently unattainable due to the vast number of platforms present in IoT today. Therefore, the use of a standard or platform does not guarantee security. Also, with the increasing popularity of IoT, products from developers without the proper knowledge is becoming a serious security concern for the IoT.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 43 p.
Series
Informatik Student Paper Bachelor (INFSPB), SPB 2017.03
Keyword [sv]
Internet of Things, IT-Säkerhet, Kvalitativ metod
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-135063OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-135063DiVA: diva2:1096472
Educational program
Programme in Behavioural Analysis of IT-Environments
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Available from: 2017-05-18 Created: 2017-05-17 Last updated: 2017-05-18Bibliographically approved

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