Blockchain for Internet of Things Security and Privacy

A special issue of Cryptography (ISSN 2410-387X). This special issue belongs to the section "Blockchain Security".

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Dear Colleagues,

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding quickly, resulting in dramatic evolutions of IoT-enabled smart systems and applications, utilizing various networks, remote sensors, and endpoint appliances. However, these IoT smart devices might easily be the target of large-scale cyber-attacks, posing risks to the security and privacy of IoT data. A potential solution for IoT security and privacy is blockchain technology, which represents a decentralized, distributed, shared, and immutable database ledger that stores a registry of assets. This is especially relevant when dealing with large-scale heterogeneous data collected via smart sensors and devices, distributed via communication networks, and typically processed in real-time. In recent years, blockchain technology has become a field with enormous potential, growth, and impact. Its capabilities include ensuring a secure environment for IoT data storage, processing, and communication, as well as addressing IoT security and privacy issues in both academic and industrial fields.

This Special Issue is seeking contributions relating, but not limited, to the following topics: new secure network architecture for the Internet of Things powered by blockchain; blockchain for IoT computing security and privacy; lightweight authentication protocols for IoT applications; energy-efficient communication protocols for IoT; secure key management in a decentralized IoT network; IoT data management with smart blockchain; decentralized computing for IoT security; secure IoT system design based on blockchain; applications for intelligent IoT security and privacy using blockchain; data analytics based on blockchain in IoT systems; and performance optimization of blockchains in IoT.

Prof. Dr. Amir H. Gandomi
Dr. Bhabendu Kumar Mohanta
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Keywords

  • Internet of Things
  • security
  • privacy
  • blockchain
  • decentralized network

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Enhanced Authentication for Decentralized IoT Access Control Architecture
by Jeong Hwa Kang and Minhye Seo
Cryptography 2023, 7(3), 42; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryptography7030042 - 21 Aug 2023
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The internet of things (IoT) enables a hyperconnected society, offering intelligent services and convenience through various connections between people, objects, and services. However, the current state of the IoT still faces limitations in security. Security issues in the IoT are of significant concern, [...] Read more.
The internet of things (IoT) enables a hyperconnected society, offering intelligent services and convenience through various connections between people, objects, and services. However, the current state of the IoT still faces limitations in security. Security issues in the IoT are of significant concern, leading to the proposal of numerous security frameworks and solutions to address these challenges. Authentication and authorization are crucial security requirements in the IoT environment, considering the potential risks posed by inadequate authentication and incorrect authorization. To comprehensively mitigate these issues, we presents a novel IoT access control architecture in this paper. The proposed architecture leverages the OAuth framework for authorization and the decentralized identity technology to enhance the authentication and authorization processes. Full article
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