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Computing Appraisal of Trust Management Techniques in the Internet of Things

Bello Abdulazeez Omeiza, Constance Izuchukwu Amannah


Trust management is an alarming problem when it comes to interconnections and communication of objects online; Internet of Things (IoT). For ten years now, IoTs has become so popular because of its significance effect to human activities and its innovative services to many application domains. Nevertheless, IoTs is confronted with many security issues such as trust management. In spite of the huge jobs of trust the board methods in IoTs, there is still pintsized complete concentrate in this field to resolve the issue. Trust is a firm belief in integrity, reliability, strength, truth, and ability among objects base on direct observations and previous experiences that can be used to decide on the succeeding connections. The existing solutions to the trust issues in the IoTs is not comprehensive enough thus this research has evaluated and organized the various trust management techniques in a very systematic manner for addressing trust issues in the IoTs. This study helped in surveying and discussing the state of art trust management system in a well-organized manner by categorizing trust management techniques into four main group with applicable lines for future research. The paper was designed to review the available techniques in a systematic way. This study reviewed over thirty techniques which are classified into four main classes which was discussed and juxtaposed base on some trust parameters such as privacy, integrity, reliability, adaptability, availability, heterogeneity, accuracy, and scalability. The survey was structured to the following measuring metric; recommendation-based techniques (ReTs), prediction-based techniques (PrTs), policy-based techniques (PoTs), and reputation-based techniques (RepTs). The ReTs attempted to improve scalability and adaptability. The PrTs attempted to improve accuracy. The PoTs attempted to improve accuracy. The RepTs attempted to provide an enhanced scalability of the system. Generally, all the techniques have been able to improve security in one trust metrics or the other but they all have their own limitations.


Internet of Things, trust, trust management, techniques

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