What is the Internet of Things?
Simply put, this is the concept
of basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet
(and/or to each other). This includes everything from cellphones, coffee
makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost
anything else you can think of.
What is the Internet of Vehicles?
The Internet of Vehicles (IoV) is
an inevitable convergence of the mobile Internet and the Internet of Things.
It’s comprised of all new and current vehicles, either fitted or integrated
with two-way RF equipment. It is a converged technology that encompasses
information communication, environmental protection, energy conservation, and
safety. To succeed in this emerging market, acquisition of core technologies
and standards will be crucial to securing strategic advantage. 1
On a broader scale, the IoT and
IoV can be applied to things like cities which will make them “smart cities”
which can help us reduce waste and improve efficiency for things such as energy
use; this helping us understand and improve how we work and live. Take a look
at the visual below to see what something like that can look like.
The reality is that the IoT and
IoV allows for virtually endless opportunities and connections to take place,
many of which we can’t even think of or fully understand the impact of today.
It’s not hard to see how and why the IoT and IoV is such a hot topic today;
they certainly open the door to a lot of opportunities but also to many
challenges. One of which is Security.
With billions of devices being
connected together, what can people do to make sure that their information
stays secure? Will someone be able to hack into your toaster and thereby get
access to your entire network? The IoT also opens up companies all over the
world to more security threats. One can only imagine how the conversation and
concerns will escalate when we are talking about many billions of devices being
security law and regulations is still not the main focus, and there is no
technology standard about the IoT. The IoT is related to national security
information, business secrets and personal privacy. Therefore, our country
needs the legislative point of view to promote development of the IoT. Policies
and regulations are urgently needed. In this aspect we have a long way to go. 2
has a great influence over the protocol and network security services that must
be implemented in the IoT. Then, there’s identity management and the issues of
privacy because, we as users need tools which help us remain anonymous in this
world super connected world. We also have an issue of trust and governance and
an absolute need for fault tolerance.
main privacy issue in vehicular networks is location privacy. Vehicles in a
vehicular network broadcast unencrypted messages that contain a vehicle
identi?er along with the vehicle’s location, speed and heading. In many cases,
these data can be linked to the driver’s identity. Using these data, a system
that is ultimately designed to offer safety and comfort applications to drivers
can be abused by third parties, such as employers, insurance companies or
criminal organizations to track individuals. This tracking can reveal sensitive
locations, such as home or work locations, along with the time and duration of
each visit, effectively allowing one to infer the detailed behavioral pro?les
of drivers. 3
To counter these risks,
privacy-enhancing technologies for the IoV and IoT are needed. To date, there
are very few approaches in the literature that speci?cally target IoV and IoTs.
Most notably, the proposed SIoV architecture in 20 attempts to address
privacy issues. Future privacy-enhancing technologies for IoV and IoT should be
based on proven privacy-enhancing technologies for social networks and
vehicular networks. New privacy-enhancing technologies and those resulting from
combinations of existing technologies need to be evaluated thoroughly to make
sure that they provide an adequate amount of privacy. 3
The main goal of
this paper was to provide an explicit analysis of the features and security challenges
of the distribute approach of the Internet of Things, in order to understand
what is its place in the Future Internet. There are numerous challenges that
must be solved, such as assuring interoperability, reaching
A business model,
and managing the authentication and authorization of entities. Still, there are
multiple benefits as well.