Security in product lifecycle of IoT devices: A survey

Narges Yousefnezhad, Avleen Malhi, Kary Främling

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The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm is considerably impacted by security challenges, which has lately demanded substantial consideration. Accordingly, certain reviews and surveys have been presented, focusing on disparate IoT-related domains, including IoT security, intrusion detection systems, and emerging technologies. However, in this article, we solely target IoT security with respect to product lifecycle stages. In that regard, we provide a comprehensive comparison of state-of-the-art surveys in an initial phase which concentrate on distinct parameters required for IoT security. Further, we present prominent solutions for addressing product lifecycle security in IoT. In this context, the contributions of this article are: (a) IoT product lifecycle security, (b) security taxonomy in IoT product lifecycle, (c) security solutions for each lifecycle phase in product lifecycle stages, and (d) open issues in these lifecycle stages that pose new research challenges. Consequently, the advancing research related to IoT security, especially with respect to product lifecycle, is explored through state-of-the-art developments in the domain of product lifecycle security.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102779
Number of pages40
JournalJournal of Network and Computer Applications
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2020
MoE publication typeA2 Review article, Literature review, Systematic review


  • Internet of things
  • Product lifecycle
  • Lifecycle phases
  • Security solutions
  • Product lifecycle security
  • Device security


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