SEC-BlockEdge: Security Threats in Blockchain-Edge based Industrial IoT Networks

Tanesh Kumar, Ann Braeken, Vidhya Ramani, Ijaz Ahmad, Erkki Harjula, Mika Ylianttila

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Abstract

Internet of Things (IoT), together with fifth-generation (5G) mobile systems and related enabling communication technologies, constantly contributing for the enhancement in various industrial applications and driving towards the vision of complete industrial automation. In this context, both Blockchain and Edge computing are considered as promising technologies to fulfill the vision and requirements for the future Industry 4.0. The integration of these technologies together with massive scale Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications would be vital in addressing several key challenges related to e.g. latency, scalability and security of data processing and sharing, among others. However, such complex IIoT systems are constantly exposed to security threats from various sources. This paper focuses on identifying the major security challenges in the IIoT blockchain-edge related networks. In addition, some potential security solutions are presented in order to overcome these challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Workshop on Resilient Networks Design and Modeling, RNDM 2019
EditorsGeorgios Ellinas, Jacek Rak, Roza Goscien
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-4698-0, 978-1-7281-4697-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-4699-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event11th International Workshop on Resilient Networks Design and Modeling, RNDM 2019 - Nicosia, Cyprus
Duration: 14 Oct 201916 Oct 2019

Workshop

Workshop11th International Workshop on Resilient Networks Design and Modeling, RNDM 2019
CountryCyprus
CityNicosia
Period14/10/1916/10/19

Keywords

  • Blockchain
  • Edge Computing
  • IIoT
  • Industry 4.0
  • Security

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    Kumar, T., Braeken, A., Ramani, V., Ahmad, I., Harjula, E., & Ylianttila, M. (2019). SEC-BlockEdge: Security Threats in Blockchain-Edge based Industrial IoT Networks. In G. Ellinas, J. Rak, & R. Goscien (Eds.), 11th International Workshop on Resilient Networks Design and Modeling, RNDM 2019 [8949107] IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/RNDM48015.2019.8949107