Title: A framework introducing implications of RFID network threats to businesses

Authors: Suadad Muammar; Sami Miniaoui

Addresses: College of Information Technology, University of Dubai, Dubai, UAE ' College of Information Technology, University of Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Abstract: The radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is increasingly used in several industries for various business tasks (item tracking, inventory, etc.). Many types of security threats to RFID networks have been identified, but the impact of these threats on businesses remains unclear. This research aims at proposing a framework detailing the implications of RFID security threats to businesses. We followed an interpretive study to draw up the proposed framework. Based on a literature review, we established a classification of RFID usages (inventory management, payment systems, identity control, and tracking systems). A number of RFID network security threats (denial of service, spoofing, relay, etc.) were identified and explained. Consequently, a framework linking RFID threats to different types of usages in applications is proposed and explained. This framework exposes clearly the implication of every RFID threat on a specific usage of RFID regardless of the industry (healthcare, education, etc.).

Keywords: radio frequency identification; RFID; RFID networks; RFID threats; business implications; RFID usage; RFID framework; security threats; privacy; data security; RFID business applications; corporate data.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2017.086058

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2017 Vol.26 No.1, pp.112 - 138

Received: 22 Oct 2015
Accepted: 26 Apr 2016

Published online: 22 Aug 2017 *

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