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A model for evaluating the impediments to secure and trustworthy IoT environment: a software industry study

Akansha Tripathi (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Bansal Institute of Engineering and Technology, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, India)
Madan Kushwaha (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Bansal Institute of Engineering and Technology, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, India)

Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Article publication date: 2 December 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

In the existing era, the Internet of Things (IoT) can be considered entirely as a system of embedding intelligence. The transverse character of IoT systems and various components associated with the arrangement of IoT systems have confronted impediments in the form of security and trust. There is a requirement to efficiently secure the IoT environment. The present study recommends a framework for impediments to secure and trustworthy IoT environments.

Design/methodology/approach

The present study identifies thirteen potential impediments to secure and trustworthy IoT environment. Further, a framework is developed employing Total Interpretive Structural Model (TISM) and Cross-Impact Matrix Multiplication Applied to Classification (MICMAC) approach. The integrated approach is employed as TISM organizes inter-relations among the identified impediments, while MICMAC analysis organizes interpretations related to the driving and dependence power of the impediments.

Findings

The results from the study represents that security of IoT from arbitrary attacks is the impediment that has attained the highest driving power. The impediments such as “security of IoT from arbitrary attacks”, “profiling” and “trust and prominence structure” are identified at the top level in the analysis.

Research limitations/implications

The previous studies highlight the facilitating contribution of IoT on various devices but neglect the impediments that can contribute towards a safe and trustworthy IoT environment. Also, the present study has its limitations as it depends upon the experts’ recommendations and suggestions.

Originality/value

The existing framework could be beneficial in constructing policies and suggestions to efficiently cater the impediments to a secure and trustworthy IoT environment.

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Citation

Tripathi, A. and Kushwaha, M. (2022), "A model for evaluating the impediments to secure and trustworthy IoT environment: a software industry study", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-07-2022-0195

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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