January 2017

Internet of Threats and the Context Aware Security: Part One

by Junaid Chaudhry, Ahmed Ibrahim, and Ali Kashif Bashir

“Internet of Things” (IoT): The assignment of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to a plethora of devices, which lets them perform mundane tasks has left information security engineers with extensive grounds to cover. This causes concerns in technology acquisition. The volume of investment is estimated to be more than 1.7 trillion dollars by 2019 among end users, and 3.7 billion dollars among investors.

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Privacy in the Internet of Things: Regulation vs. Innovation

by Cigdem Sengul

Every investor, innovator, and potential consumer of an IoT-based application asks the same set of questions: Is it useful? Does it work? Can I trust it? Among the three, the trust question is critical, as IoT extends to everyday items not normally considered computers, allowing them to generate, exchange and consume data with minimal human intervention.

Read more in the IEEE IoT Initiative Newsletter

IEEE Future Directions


Technology Policy and Ethics

IEEE Future Directions considers the reflection of technology through the lens of social implications a key tenant of our work as we incubate and promote technologies. Technology Policy and Ethics will present articles that address policy and ethics considerations in developing new technologies.



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Past Issues
September 2016
November 2016
January 2017


Editorial Board 

Dr. Ali Kashif Bashir, Interim Editor-in- Chief
Syed (Hassan) Ahmed
Dr. Onur Alparslan
Dr. Syed Ahmad Chan Bukhari
Dr. Ankur Chattopadhyay
Dr. Junaid Chaudhry
Abhik Chaudhuri
Dr. Waleed Ejaz
Dr. Prasun Ghosal
Dr. Tahir Hameed
Dr. Y. Sinan Hanay
Dr. Rasheed Hussain
Dr. Saman Iftikhar
Sajida Imran
Dr. Mohammad Saud Khan
Dr. Reza Malekian
Aamir Mehmood
Dr. Jay Ramesh Merja
Susan Hyon Parker
Dr. Kashif Saleem
Dr. Sayed Chhattan Shah