A Survey on the Internet of Things (IoT) Forensics: Challenges, Approaches, and Open Issues

  title={A Survey on the Internet of Things (IoT) Forensics: Challenges, Approaches, and Open Issues},
  author={Maria Stoyanova and Yannis Nikoloudakis and Spyridon Panagiotakis and Evangelos Pallis and Evangelos K. Markakis},
  journal={IEEE Communications Surveys \& Tutorials},
Today is the era of the Internet of Things (IoT). The recent advances in hardware and information technology have accelerated the deployment of billions of interconnected, smart and adaptive devices in critical infrastructures like health, transportation, environmental control, and home automation. Transferring data over a network without requiring any kind of human-to-computer or human-to-human interaction, brings reliability and convenience to consumers, but also opens a new world of… 

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    2021 8th International Conference on Computing for Sustainable Global Development (INDIACom)
  • 2021
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