IoT security threats analysis based on components, layers and devices Academic Article uri icon


  • Internet of Things (IoTs) continue to grow to cover different types of applications to connect us, our appliances, our gadgets, etc. with the Internet. Information uploaded from those devices or exchanged with them is very vital and can affect us significantly. As a result, security threats and attacks that can come through those devices impact us seriously. In this systematic literature review paper, we evaluated security threats and attacks on IoTs based on different categories such as: IoT vulnerabilities, threats and attacks based on IoT architecture layers, and IoT vulnerabilities, threats and attacks based on IoT components. We showed areas of open research based on those categories. Due to the large spectrum of applications for IoTs, we hope that this classification can help researchers in this area focus their research to target one specific domain, category or threats.

published proceedings

  • American Journal of Science & Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Alsmadi, I., & Mira, F.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Alsmadi, Izzat||Mira, Fahad

publication date

  • June 2019