Fog Computing Security Architecture for the Internet of Things Using Blockchain-Based Social Networks

Xiaoyang Zhu, Youakim Badr

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6 Scopus citations

Abstract

Despite that the cloud computing is considered as the panacea of processing and analyzing IoT data, it shows drawbacks in many other aspects like latency, bandwidth, and mobility when transferring data from connected devices to the cloud. The fog computing paradigm extends the cloud and refers to a geographically distributed computing paradigm at the edge of loT networks. However, realizing fog computing still has a long way to go, especially when it comes to security in the context of loT unconventional characteristics such as scalability, heterogeneity, mobility and limited resources. In addition, applying social network principles to the loT seems to be appealing to build the Internet of Things as a network of peer-To-peer networks. In this paper, we introduce a hybrid architecture for the Internet of things, combing fog computing to ensure security in the trustless loT environment. By enabling our fog computing architecture with blockchain-based social networks, users could easily manage smart objects via establishing tamper-proof digital identities in a trustless environment and build a new class of authentication and authorization mechanisms for the loT. We also demonstrate and analyze the feasibility of our architecture with a prototype.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 2018 International Congress on Cybermatics
Subtitle of host publication2018 IEEE Conferences on Internet of Things, Green Computing and Communications, Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, Smart Data, Blockchain, Computer and Information Technology, iThings/GreenCom/CPSCom/SmartData/Blockchain/CIT 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1361-1366
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538679753
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2018
Event11th IEEE International Congress on Conferences on Internet of Things, 14th IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications, 11th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, 4th IEEE International Conference on Smart Data, 1st IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and 18th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, iThings/GreenCom/CPSCom/SmartData/Blockchain/CIT 2018 - Halifax, Canada
Duration: Jul 30 2018Aug 3 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 2018 International Congress on Cybermatics: 2018 IEEE Conferences on Internet of Things, Green Computing and Communications, Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, Smart Data, Blockchain, Computer and Information Technology, iThings/GreenCom/CPSCom/SmartData/Blockchain/CIT 2018

Conference

Conference11th IEEE International Congress on Conferences on Internet of Things, 14th IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications, 11th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, 4th IEEE International Conference on Smart Data, 1st IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and 18th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, iThings/GreenCom/CPSCom/SmartData/Blockchain/CIT 2018
CountryCanada
CityHalifax
Period7/30/188/3/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Health Informatics
  • Communication

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