Employing blockchain technology to counter IoT digital forensics challenges

Soraya Harding, Mo Adda, Lorretta Dumebi Ibe

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With the exponential development of technology in the last two decades, the Internet of Things (IoT) has seen a radical shift in fields such as smart energy, smart cities, smart homes, healthcare, and security. Users and hackers have become interested in IoT due to its many advantages. Today's cybercriminals have the resources to launch millions of targeted assaults. Digital Forensics is required to understand the scope of these assaults. The IoT's heterogenous nature makes forensic examination in IoT systems challenging. In addition, forensic investigators depend heavily on evidence provided by service providers, which increases the risk of evidence contamination. This paper reviews proposed solutions by looking at a simulation model. It emphasizes that a proposed blockchain-based IoT forensic model would exclude manipulated logs from being used as evidence This paper proposes a blockchain-based digital forensic framework suitable for application in complex cyber environments (including the IoT, cyber-physical systems, and so on). This framework will be judged against existing frameworks in digital forensics technology concerning IoT.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Modern Sciences Congress
PublisherIksad Publications
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2023
Event8th International Modern Sciences Congress - Delhi, India
Duration: 11 Sept 202312 Sept 2023


Conference8th International Modern Sciences Congress

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