A blockchain future for internet of things security: a position paper

Mandrita Banerjee, Junghee Lee, Kim Kwang Raymond Choo

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Abstract

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are increasingly being found in civilian and military contexts, ranging from smart cities and smart grids to Internet-of-Medical-Things, Internet-of-Vehicles, Internet-of-Military-Things, Internet-of-Battlefield-Things, etc. In this paper, we survey articles presenting IoT security solutions published in English since January 2016. We make a number of observations, including the lack of publicly available IoT datasets that can be used by the research and practitioner communities. Given the potentially sensitive nature of IoT datasets, there is a need to develop a standard for sharing IoT datasets among the research and practitioner communities and other relevant stakeholders. Thus, we posit the potential for blockchain technology in facilitating secure sharing of IoT datasets (e.g., using blockchain to ensure the integrity of shared datasets) and securing IoT systems, before presenting two conceptual blockchain-based approaches. We then conclude this paper with nine potential research questions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-160
Number of pages12
JournalDigital Communications and Networks
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Blockchain
  • Blockchain security
  • Collaborative security
  • Internet-of-military things
  • Intrusion-prevention system
  • IoT dataset
  • IoT security
  • IoT self-healing
  • Predictive IoT security
  • Predictive security

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  • Communication
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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A blockchain future for internet of things security : a position paper. / Banerjee, Mandrita; Lee, Junghee; Choo, Kim Kwang Raymond.

In: Digital Communications and Networks, Vol. 4, No. 3, 01.08.2018, p. 149-160.

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Banerjee, Mandrita ; Lee, Junghee ; Choo, Kim Kwang Raymond. / A blockchain future for internet of things security : a position paper. In: Digital Communications and Networks. 2018 ; Vol. 4, No. 3. pp. 149-160.
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