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DOI: 10.15507/0236-2910.027.201701.027-040



Stanislav A. Shikov
Lecturer of Information Security and Service Chair, Institute of Electronics and Lighting Engineering, National Research Mordovia State University (68 Bolshevistskaya St., Saransk 430005, Russia), ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8412-5163, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Introduction: The article deals with the threats to information security in the internetworking of physical devices, also known as Internet of Things (IoT), and the security challenge in terms of home automation systems, ZigBee protocol, Tesla electric cars and Apple Pay mobile payment. Section provides the term definition and history of the Internet of Things. The IEEE 1888 IoT-related standard developed in 2011 as integrated solution based on energy-saving technologies for the Internet of Things. The author considers security challenges for the “smart home” system. Next section reviews the experiments of the author involved in testing of the Internet of Things devices.
Materials and Methods: The subjects of study are the Apple Pay, the ZigBee wireless standard, Tesla Model S electric cars. The main methods for identification of security threats are analysis and comparison.
Results: The companies of electronic devices simplify and reduce the price of manufacturing process. The customers and users are rarely interested in levels of electronic devices security policies. This is the weakest link of electronic products in terms of security and safety. The tests demonstrated that modern electronic-based technologies do not reach the 100-percentage security level. Apple Pay mobile payment system demonstrated the highest security rating.
Discussion and Conclusions: Modern electronic devices for Internet of Things does not meet all safety requirements, from the point of view of the author. The article recommends analyzing the potential threats and developing new security standards. In addition, the logistics of electronic devices for Internet of Things need to be under control from the manufacturer to equipment installation time.

Keywords: Internet of Things, information security, safety threats, software, operating systems, logistics of things, ZigBee, Apple Pay, Tesla

For citation: Shikov SA. Problems of information security: Internet of Things. Vestnik Mordovskogo universiteta = Mordovia University Bulletin. 2017; 1(27):27-40. DOI: 10.15507/0236-2910.027.201701.027-040

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