Chapter 8

Typical Types of Attacks Targeting IoT Systems—Understanding What Can Go Wrong


In this chapter, typical IoT attack mechanisms are explained. I will assume that you have no previous knowledge of cybersecurity and probably neither an information technology and communication (ITC) background. Thus, the concepts are explained in a simple language in order to be understood by a wider audience. Readers who have knowledge about IT, communication networks, electronics, or engineering can still benefit by broadening their knowledge in cybersecurity, and cybersecurity readers will get a better understanding of the particularities of IoT. Nevertheless, I would suggest those who need technical explanations of the attack mechanisms ...

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