Special Issue on IoT Security in the Future Internet Journal

The number of new devices connected to the Internet is growing year on year. While non-IoT device connections have increased moderately in recent years, IoT device connections are growing at a much faster pace, driven especially by 5G IoT, low-power wireless area networks (LP-WANs) and personal wireless area networks (WPANs).

IoT is now a core digital technology in sectors such as Industry 4.0, 5.0, smart cities and smart territories, e-health, e-entertainment, smart homes and buildings, and agriculture. However, one of the main challenges facing IoT solutions is cybersecurity. IoT devices often have reduced computational capabilities (e.g., CPU, RAM) so as to minimise their size and power consumption, making it difficult to encrypt information using traditional protocols or to run intelligent processes or agents to combat cyberattacks or protect the privacy of user data. 

In fact, one of the main cybersecurity issues in the IoT domain is the identification of the devices that connect to the networks. In this regard, researchers Javier Prieto and Ricardo Alonso from the BISITE Research Group at the University of Salamanca and the AIR Institute, respectively, are working on a special issue of the Future Internet Journal, "Security in the Internet of Things (IoT)". There is a need to research and test new technologies and techniques designed to address the different cybersecurity issues that may arise in IoT scenarios.

Those interested in participating in this special issue can submit their papers until 20 February 2024.  For more details on the proposed topics and the guidelines on article submission, please click on the following link.