Abstract: The “Internet of things” (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation. It’s a concept that not only has the potential to impact how we live but also how we work. In IoT, the tens of billions of devices that have sensing or actuation capabilities are connected to each other via the Internet. The IoT includes everything from wearable fitness bands and smart home appliances to factory control devices, medical devices and even automobiles. Security has not been a high priority for these devices until now. And this has led to some destructible cyber-attacks aimed through IoT devices seeking authentications, private data, privileges etc. Many cyber security experts have already warned that connecting real world products and appliances to the internet is setting us up for a disaster. This paper is aimed to discuss the security issues of IoT, recent attack scenarios and possible solutions to establish ‘Internet of Secure Things’.

Keywords: Intrusion through IoT, Botnets, Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS), IoT Design Issues.