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Security and Privacy Trends in the Industrial Internet of Things

  • Cristina Alcaraz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Security Analysis and Advanced Threats

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marina Krotofil, Klaus Kursawe, Dieter Gollmann
      Pages 3-27
    3. Georgios Spathoulas, Sokratis Katsikas
      Pages 29-45
    4. Ioannis Stellios, Panayiotis Kotzanikolaou, Mihalis Psarakis
      Pages 47-68
  3. Secure Interconnection Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Stavros Salonikias, Antonios Gouglidis, Ioannis Mavridis, Dimitris Gritzalis
      Pages 95-114
    3. Antonio La Marra, Fabio Martinelli, Paolo Mori, Andrea Saracino
      Pages 115-135
  4. Advanced Protection Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Mustafa Amir Faisal, Alvaro A. Cardenas, Avishai Wool
      Pages 139-160
    3. Iñaki Garitano, Mikel Iturbe, Enaitz Ezpeleta, Urko Zurutuza
      Pages 181-198
    4. Mauro Conti, Pallavi Kaliyar, Chhagan Lal
      Pages 199-219
  5. Privacy Issues in Industrial Connected Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Salaheddin Darwish, Ilia Nouretdinov, Stephen Wolthusen
      Pages 223-243
  6. Application Scenarios

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Luca Faramondi, Gabriele Oliva, Roberto Setola, Luca Vollero
      Pages 271-285

About this book


This book, written by leaders in the protection field of critical infrastructures, provides an extended overview of the technological and operative advantages together with the security problems and challenges of the new paradigm of the Internet of Things in today’s industry, also known as the Industry Internet of Things (IIoT). 

The incorporation of the new embedded technologies and the interconnected networking advances in the automation and monitoring processes, certainly multiplies the functional complexities of the underlying control system, whilst increasing security and privacy risks. The critical nature of the application context and its relevance for the well-being of citizens and their economy, attracts the attention of multiple, advanced attackers, with stealthy abilities to evade security policies, ex-filter information or exploit vulnerabilities. Some real-life events and registers in CERTs have already clearly demonstrated how the control industry can become vulnerable to multiple types of advanced threats whose focus consists in hitting the safety and security of the control processes. 

This book, therefore, comprises a detailed spectrum of research papers with highly analytical content and actuation procedures to cover the relevant security and privacy issues such as data protection, awareness, response and resilience, all of them working at optimal times. Readers will be able to comprehend the construction problems of the fourth industrial revolution and are introduced to effective, lightweight protection solutions which can be integrated as part of the new IIoT-based monitoring ecosystem.


Cyber security Secure interconnection Awareness and response Incident management and forensic Privacy and governance Response and resilience Critical infrastructures Protection of critical infrastructures Industry 4.0 IIoT privacy regulation IIoT security Security and privacy challenges

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of MalagaMalagaSpain

About the editors

Cristina Alcaraz is an assistant professor at the University of Malaga. She received the most competitive and recognized postdoctoral fellowship (“Ramón y Cajal”) in Spain and she was a guest researcher at NIST, US (2011-2012), and a visiting postdoc at the Royal Holloway (2012-2014) under a Marie-Curie doctoral fellowship. She is currently involved in European and national research projects, specializing in topics related to CIP, more specifically, those associated with the security of SCADA systems, Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, cyber-physical systems, and Smart Grids, with extensive expertise in (wide) situational awareness and resilience. She has published more than 60 papers, serves on the editorial boards of six international journals in the field (e.g. IJCIP, IJIS), and has participated in multiple international conference program committees. 

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