Chapter 8

Security Concerns in Social IoT

Imed Romdhani


This chapter describes the Social Internet of Things (SIoT), in which a network of smart objects can establish relationships with other smart objects independent of human interaction. Two types of relationships are described: the parental object relationship (POR), which is established among objects of the same type, and the ownership object relationship (OOR), which is based on objects that may be of different types but belong to the same user (e.g., mobile phones, game consoles, etc.). The chapter concludes by suggesting that in order to make SIoT a reality, devices must be enhanced with cognitive capabilities, and by recommending further security measures that should be taken ...

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