Human aspects of IoT security and privacy

Sune von Solms, Steven Furnell

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This chapter provides a specific focus to IoT devices in a domestic scenario. It begins by looking into the nature of IoT devices and interactions within the user's home environment. Attention is then given to the nature of security issues of such devices, and more particularly, the related impact for their users. Next, the chapter examines the IoT security and privacy challenges from the human factors perspective, including the trade-offs that users may be expected to make in terms of providing and sharing their data, as well as the unexpected burden that may be faced as a result of the volume and range of smart devices that they find themselves using. The chapter concludes with a look toward what could be done to improve the situation from the user's perspective, bearing in mind the things that they need to achieve and how appropriate presentation of the technologies may assist them in doing so.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity and Privacy in the Internet of Things
Subtitle of host publicationArchitectures, Techniques, and Applications
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781119607755
ISBN (Print)9781119607748
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2021


  • Domestic scenario
  • Human factors challenges
  • IoT devices
  • IoT security
  • Privacy challenges
  • Security issues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Computer Science


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