Blockchain technology is defined as a decentralized system of distributed registers that are used to record data transactions on multiple computers. The reason this technology has gained popularity is that you can put any digital asset or transaction in the blocking chain, the industry does not matter. Blockchain technology has infiltrated all areas of our lives, from manufacturing to healthcare and beyond. Cybersecurity is an industry that has been significantly affected by this technology and may be more so in the future. Blockchain for Cybersecurity and Privacy: Architectures, Challenges, and Applications is an invaluable resource to discover the blockchain applications for cybersecurity and privacy. The purpose of this book is to improve the awareness of readers about blockchain technology applications for cybersecurity and privacy. This book focuses on the fundamentals, architectures, and challenges of adopting blockchain for cybersecurity. Readers will discover different applications of blockchain for cybersecurity in IoT and healthcare. The book also includes some case studies of the blockchain for e-commerce online payment, retention payment system, and digital forensics. The book offers comprehensive coverage of the most essential topics, including: Blockchain architectures and challenges Blockchain threats and vulnerabilities Blockchain security and potential future use cases Blockchain for securing Internet of Things Blockchain for cybersecurity in healthcare Blockchain in facilitating payment system security and privacy This book comprises a number of state-of-the-art contributions from both scientists and practitioners working in the fields of blockchain technology and cybersecurity. It aspires to provide a relevant reference for students, researchers, engineers, and professionals working in this particular area or those interested in grasping its diverse facets and exploring the latest advances on the blockchain for cybersecurity and privacy.
This book provides the reader with the most up-to-date knowledge of blockchain in mainstream areas of security, trust, and privacy in the decentralized domain, which is timely and essential (this is due to the fact that the distributed and P2P applications is increasing day-by-day, and the attackers adopt new mechanisms to threaten the security and privacy of the users in those environments). This book also provides the technical information regarding blockchain-oriented software, applications, and tools required for the researcher and developer experts in both computing and software engineering to provide solutions and automated systems against current security, trust and privacy issues in the cyberspace. Cybersecurity, trust and privacy (CTP) are pressing needs for governments, businesses, and individuals, receiving the utmost priority for enforcement and improvement in almost any societies around the globe. Rapid advances, on the other hand, are being made in emerging blockchain technology with broadly diverse applications that promise to better meet business and individual needs. Blockchain as a promising infrastructural technology seems to have the potential to be leveraged in different aspects of cybersecurity promoting decentralized cyberinfrastructure. Blockchain characteristics such as decentralization, verifiability and immutability may revolve current cybersecurity mechanisms for ensuring the authenticity, reliability, and integrity of data. Almost any article on the blockchain points out that the cybersecurity (and its derivatives) could be revitalized if it is supported by blockchain technology. Yet, little is known about factors related to decisions to adopt this technology, and how it can systemically be put into use to remedy current CTP’s issues in the digital world. Topics of interest for this book include but not limited to: Blockchain-based authentication, authorization and accounting mechanisms Applications of blockchain technologies in digital forensic and threat hunting Blockchain-based threat intelligence and threat analytics techniques Formal specification of smart contracts Automated tools for outsmarting smart contracts Security and privacy aspects of blockchain technologies Vulnerabilities of smart contracts Blockchain for securing cyber infrastructure and internet of things networks Blockchain-based cybersecurity education systems This book provides information for security and privacy experts in all the areas of blockchain, cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, forensics, smart contracts, computer systems, computer networks, software engineering, applied artificial intelligence for computer security experts, big data analysts, and decentralized systems. Researchers, scientists and advanced level students working in computer systems, computer networks, artificial intelligence, big data will find this book useful as well.
Digital transformation, also known as Industry 4.0, Smart Industry, and Smart Manufacturing, is at the top of leaders’ agendas. Such a transformation stimulates innovation in new products and services, the digital transformation of processes, and the creation of new business models and ecosystems. In the world of manufacturing, Industry 4.0 is based on various technological advances, among which we can mainly cite CPS (cyber-physical systems), IoT (Internet of Things), and IoS (internet of services). While engaging, this fourth wave also brings significant challenges for manufacturers. Business operations and the supply chain are becoming more vulnerable to cyber threats. Security Engineering for Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems is an invaluable resource to discover cybersecurity and privacy techniques for embedded and cyber-physical systems. This book presents the latest studies and research results on all aspects of security engineering for embedded and cyber-physical systems. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary reference for researchers, practitioners, and educators to discover the most recent innovations, trends, concerns, and practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in security engineering for embedded and cyber-physical systems. The book offers comprehensive coverage of the essential topics, including the following: Embedded and cyber-physical systems threats and vulnerabilities Security engineering techniques for embedded and cyber-physical systems Security engineering for embedded and cyber-physical systems and potential future-use cases Artificial intelligence techniques for cybersecurity and privacy Security engineering for Internet of Things Blockchain for cybersecurity in embedded and cyber-physical systems This book comprises a number of state-of-the-art contributions from both scientists and practitioners working in security engineering for embedded and cyber-physical systems. It aspires to provide a relevant reference for students, researchers, engineers, and professionals working in this area or those interested in grasping its diverse facets and exploring the latest advances and future trends related to security engineering for embedded and cyber-physical systems.
Blockchain Technology: Platforms, Tools and Use Cases, Volume 111, the latest release in the Advances in Computers series published since 1960, presents detailed coverage of innovations in computer hardware, software, theory, design and applications. In addition, it provides contributors with a medium in which they can explore their subjects in greater depth and breadth than journal articles usually allow. This volume has 8 Chapters that discuss the various aspects of Blockchain technology. Provides in-depth surveys and tutorials on new computer technology, with this release focusing on blockchain Presents well-known authors and researchers in the field Contains extensive bibliographies with most chapters Includes volumes that are devoted to single themes or subfields of computer science
This book is targeted towards cybersecurity professionals (especially those dealing with cloud security) or any stakeholders dealing with cybersecurity who want to understand the next level of security infrastructure using blockchain. The book's security and privacy analysis help with an understanding of the basics of blockchain, and it explores the quantifying impact of the new attack surfaces introduced by blockchain technologies and platforms. In addition, the book contains relevant and current updates on the topic. It follows a practical approach to help understand how blockchain technology is used to transform cybersecurity solutions.
This book highlights the literature and the practical aspects to understand cybersecurity and privacy in various networks and communication devices. It provides details of emerging technologies on various networks by protecting the privacy and security of cyberspace. This book presents state-of-the-art advances in the field of cryptography and network security, cybersecurity and privacy, providing a good reference for professionals and researchers.
Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy examines the latest research developments and their outcomes for safe, secure, and trusting smart cities residents. Smart cities improve the quality of life of citizens in their energy and water usage, healthcare, environmental impact, transportation needs, and many other critical city services. Recent advances in hardware and software, have fueled the rapid growth and deployment of ubiquitous connectivity between a city’s physical and cyber components. This connectivity however also opens up many security vulnerabilities that must be mitigated. Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy helps researchers, engineers, and city planners develop adaptive, robust, scalable, and reliable security and privacy smart city applications that can mitigate the negative implications associated with cyber-attacks and potential privacy invasion. It provides insights into networking and security architectures, designs, and models for the secure operation of smart city applications. Consolidates in one place state-of-the-art academic and industry research Provides a holistic and systematic framework for design, evaluating, and deploying the latest security solutions for smart cities Improves understanding and collaboration among all smart city stakeholders to develop more secure smart city architectures
Digital transformation in organizations optimizes the business processes but also brings additional challenges in the form of security threats and vulnerabilities. Cyberattacks incur financial losses for organizations and can affect their reputations. Due to this, cybersecurity has become critical for business enterprises. Extensive technological adoption in businesses and the evolution of FinTech applications require reasonable cybersecurity measures to protect organizations from internal and external security threats. Recent advances in the cybersecurity domain such as zero trust architecture, application of machine learning, and quantum and post-quantum cryptography have colossal potential to secure technological infrastructures. The Handbook of Research on Cybersecurity Issues and Challenges for Business and FinTech Applications discusses theoretical foundations and empirical studies of cybersecurity implications in global digital transformation and considers cybersecurity challenges in diverse business areas. Covering essential topics such as artificial intelligence, social commerce, and data leakage, this reference work is ideal for cybersecurity professionals, business owners, managers, policymakers, researchers, scholars, academicians, practitioners, instructors, and students.
This book provides an opportunity for investigators, government officials, systems scientists, strategists, assurance researchers, owners, operators and maintainers of large, complex and advanced systems and infrastructures to update their knowledge with the state of best practice in the challenging domains whilst networking with the leading representatives, researchers and solution providers. Drawing on 12 years of successful events on information security, digital forensics and cyber-crime, the 13th ICGS3-20 conference aims to provide attendees with an information-packed agenda with representatives from across the industry and the globe. The challenges of complexity, rapid pace of change and risk/opportunity issues associated with modern products, systems, special events and infrastructures. In an era of unprecedented volatile, political and economic environment across the world, computer-based systems face ever more increasing challenges, disputes and responsibilities, and whilst the Internet has created a global platform for the exchange of ideas, goods and services, it has also created boundless opportunities for cyber-crime. As an increasing number of large organizations and individuals use the Internet and its satellite mobile technologies, they are increasingly vulnerable to cyber-crime threats. It is therefore paramount that the security industry raises its game to combat these threats. Whilst there is a huge adoption of technology and smart home devices, comparably, there is a rise of threat vector in the abuse of the technology in domestic violence inflicted through IoT too. All these are an issue of global importance as law enforcement agencies all over the world are struggling to cope.
This contributed volume discusses diverse topics to demystify the rapidly emerging and evolving blockchain technology, the emergence of integrated platforms and hosted third-party tools, and the development of decentralized applications for various business domains. It presents various applications that are helpful for research scholars and scientists who are working toward identifying and pinpointing the potential of as well as the hindrances to this technology.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on HCI for Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trust, HCI-CPT 2022, held as part of the 23rd International Conference, HCI International 2022, which was held virtually in June/July 2022. The total of 1271 papers and 275 posters included in the HCII 2022 proceedings was carefully reviewed and selected from 5487 submissions. The HCI-CPT 2022 proceedings focuses on to user privacy and data protection, trustworthiness and User Experience in cybersecurity, multi-faceted authentication methods and tools, HCI in cyber defense and protection, studies on usable security in Intelligent Environments, as well as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on cybersecurity
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Soft Computing and its Engineering Applications, icSoftComp 2020, held in Changa, India, in December 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held online. The 24 full papers and 4 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 252 submissions. The papers present recent research on theory and applications in fuzzy computing, neuro computing, and evolutionary computing.