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Situation Awareness in the Internet of Things

Title 

Situation Awareness in the Internet of Things

Authors

Bruno A. Mozzaquatro, Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves, Carlos Agostinho

Year

2017

Workshop, Volumen, pages

Proceedings of the 23rd ICE/ITMC International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation

Abstract

Business opportunities have been benefited with the popularization of wireless devices of the Internet of Things (IoT). Several security issues can produce drawback to the companies because of Internet technologies did not designed to support IoT as well as information disclosure, privacy issues, and cyber threats. However, these situations of the interest could provide knowledge about the reality of the IoT environment. The monitoring of the elements status of a system involves the Situation Awareness (SA) paradigm. However, a limitation of this model is that SA is awareness held exclusively by the human. In this paper, we propose the adoption of a reference ontology to enhance cybersecurity in the IoT considering SA. An ontology extension is used to deal with distinct situational sources and enrich the meaning around security issues. To validate this proposal we describe a case study considering the data collection from smart objects in a metalworking company.

Bruno A. Mozzaquatro, Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves, Carlos Agostinho