Emerging Technologies in Computing. First International Conference, iCETiC 2018, London, UK, August 23–24, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

Blockchain Enabled Enhanced IoT Ecosystem Security

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-95450-9_3,
        author={Mahdi Miraz and Maaruf Ali},
        title={Blockchain Enabled Enhanced IoT Ecosystem Security},
        proceedings={Emerging Technologies in Computing. First International Conference, iCETiC 2018, London, UK, August 23--24, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ICETIC},
        year={2018},
        month={7},
        keywords={Blockchain Proof-of-Work (PoW) Internet of Things (IoT) Security},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-95450-9_3}
    }
    
  • Mahdi Miraz
    Maaruf Ali
    Year: 2018
    Blockchain Enabled Enhanced IoT Ecosystem Security
    ICETIC
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-95450-9_3
Mahdi Miraz1,*, Maaruf Ali2,*
  • 1: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2: International Association of Educators and Researchers (IAER)
*Contact email: m.miraz@cuhk.edu.hk, maaruf@ieee.org

Abstract

Blockchain (BC), the technology behind the Bitcoin crypto-currency system - is starting to be adopted for ensuring enhanced security and privacy in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. Fervent research is currently being focused in both academia and industry in this domain. Proof-of-Work (PoW), a cryptographic puzzle, plays a vital rôle in ensuring BC security by maintaining a digital ledger of transactions, which are considered to be incorruptible. Furthermore, BC uses a changeable Public Key (PK) to record the identity of users – thus providing an extra layer of privacy. Not only in crypto-currency has the successful adoption of the BC been implemented, but also in multifaceted non-monetary systems, such as in: distributed storage systems, proof-of-location and healthcare. Recent research articles and projects/applications were surveyed to assess the implementation of the BC for IoT Security and identify associated challenges and propose solutions for BC enabled enhanced security for the IoT ecosystem.