IoT threat detection advances, challenges and future directions

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Title

Workshop on Emerging Technologies for Security in IoT (ETSecIoT-2020)


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


School of Science / ECU Security Research Institute




Karie, N. M., Sahri, N. M., & Haskell-Dowland, P. (2020, April). IoT Threat Detection Advances, Challenges and Future Directions. In 2020 Workshop on Emerging Technologies for Security in IoT (ETSecIoT) (pp. 22-29). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ETSecIoT50046.2020.00009


It is predicted that, the number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices will rise to 38.6 billion by 2025 and an estimated 50 billion by 2030. The increased deployment of IoT devices into diverse areas of our life has provided us with significant benefits such as improved quality of life and task automation. However, each time a new IoT device is deployed, new and unique security threats emerge or are introduced into the environment under which the device must operate. Instantaneous detection and mitigation of every security threat introduced by different IoT devices deployed can be very challenging. This is because many of the IoT devices are manufactured with no consideration of their security implications. In this paper therefore, we review existing literature and present IoT threat detection research advances with a focus on the various IoT security challenges as well as the current developments towards combating cyber security threats in IoT networks. However, this paper also highlights several future research directions in the IoT domain.



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