Current Research Trends in IoT Security: A Systematic Mapping Study

Jee Young Lee, Jungwoo Lee

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The smart mobile Internet-of-things (IoT) network lays the foundation of the fourth industrial revolution, the era of hyperconnectivity, hyperintelligence, and hyperconvergence. As this revolution gains momentum, the security of smart mobile IoT networks becomes an essential research topic. This study aimed to provide comprehensive insights on IoT security. To this end, we conducted a systematic mapping study of the literature to identify evolving trends in IoT security and determine research subjects. We reviewed the literature from January 2009 to August 2020 to identify influential researchers and trends of keywords. We additionally performed structural topic modeling to identify current research topics and the most promising ones via topic trend estimation. We synthesized and interpreted the results of the systematic mapping study to devise future research directions. The results obtained from this study are useful to understand current trends in IoT security and provide insights into research and development of IoT security.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8847099
JournalMobile Information Systems
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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