A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

A Multicriteria Decision Making Taxonomy of IoT Security Challenging Factors

Open Access publication

Publication Details

Authors: Akbar Muhammad Azeem, Alsanad Ahmed, Mahmood Sajjad, Alothaim Abdulrahman

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): OAJ / IEEE

Publication year: 2021

Language: English

Volume number: 9

Start page: 128841

End page: 128861

Number of pages: 21

eISSN: 2169-3536

JUFO level of this publication: 2

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3104527

Open Access: Open Access publication


Internet of things (IoT) is leading a new digital age. IoT is regarded as the significant frontier that can improve almost all aspect of our lives. Currently, the IoT technology faces several challenges to academic researchers and industry practitioners, mainly that related with security of data. The objective of this study is to develop a prioritization-based taxonomy of the challenging factors that could hinders the security of IoT. By conducting the literature review and questionnaire survey studies 21 challenging factors were identified that are reported in existing literature and in real-world practices. Moreover, the identified challenging factors are mapped in the core domain of IoT (i.e. smart city, smart home, smart wearable’s and smart health care); and apply the fuzzy- AHP approach to rank the identified challenging factors with respect to their criticality for security of IoT technology. The application of fuzzy-AHP is novel in this research area as it is successfully applied in other domains of information technology to address the multicriterion decision making problems. This study is contributing by providing a prioritization-based taxonomy of the IoT security challenging factors that could help the practitioners and research community to revise and develop the new strategies for the secure IoT.

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