Title: Augmenting smart home network security using blockchain technology

Authors: Utkarsh Saxena; J.S. Sodhi; Rajneesh Tanwar

Addresses: Amity University, Sector 125, Noida, India ' Amity University, Sector 125, Noida, India ' Amity University, Sector 125, Noida, India

Abstract: The idea of smart home existed from 1970's onwards but has come into the knowledge of researchers and data scientist due to the development in the domain of internet of things (IoT) (Kopetz, 2011), but it still suffers from privacy and security vulnerabilities. Conventional security policies or approaches are not applicable to IoT, mainly due to its decentralised topology and the resource constraints of the majority of its devices (Dorri et al., 2017a). This Paper presents an innovative, novel and decentralised approach that can be used to augment the existing security architecture of a smart home network. Our scheme guarantees both trustworthiness and user privacy preservations.

Keywords: smart home; internet of things; security; blockchain; decentralised approach; user privacy; encryption; data structures; peer-to-peer computing; data sharing; proof-of-data.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESDF.2020.103881

International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2020 Vol.12 No.1, pp.99 - 117

Received: 04 Apr 2018
Accepted: 13 Nov 2018

Published online: 15 Nov 2019 *

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