Visible to the public BSS: Blockchain Enabled Security System for Internet of Things Applications

TitleBSS: Blockchain Enabled Security System for Internet of Things Applications
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsVishwakarma, L., Das, D.
Conference Name2020 IEEE 19th International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA)
Date PublishedNov. 2020
ISBN Number978-1-7281-8326-8
Keywordsauthentication, blockchain, Computer crime, energy consumption, Internet of Things, Internet of Things (IoT), pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, Scalability, security, smart contracts

In the Internet of Things (IoT), devices can interconnect and communicate autonomously, which requires devices to authenticate each other to exchange meaningful information. Otherwise, these things become vulnerable to various attacks. The conventional security protocols are not suitable for IoT applications due to the high computation and storage demand. Therefore, we proposed a blockchain-enabled secure storage and communication scheme for IoT applications, called BSS. The scheme ensures identification, authentication, and data integrity. Our scheme uses the security advantages of blockchain and helps to create safe zones (trust batch) where authenticated objects interconnect securely and do communication. A secure and robust trust mechanism is employed to build these batches, where each device has to authenticate itself before joining the trust batch. The obtained results satisfy the IoT security requirements with 60% reduced computation, storage and communication cost compared with state-of-the-art schemes. BSS also withstands various cyberattacks such as impersonation, message replay, man-in-the-middle, and botnet attacks.

Citation Keyvishwakarma_bss_2020