Standardising IoT Security: Implications for Digital Forensics
7 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2019
Date Written: May 1, 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) is receiving growing attention from businesses, policy-makers, the media and consumers. Now, it is also coming in the spotlight for the challenges it raises to digital forensic investigators. Digital forensics is faced with a difficult balancing act. On the one hand, the IoT is becoming a rich source of evidence, used across a wide range of activities, from criminal investigations to liability claims. On the other hand, the IoT itself adds new security vulnerabilities to existing digital and physical infrastructures, which can challenge data integrity and recovery, as well as the safety of individuals and the wider public. These are only some of the reasons why establishing a baseline of IoT cyber security has become a pressing issue for governments, industry, regulatory agencies and standards-development organisations. But what exactly is so disruptive about the IoT, given that the technologies and processes that make up an end-to-end IoT system have been around for a while (e.g. RFID, LANs, cloud computing)?
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