Enhancing IoT Security and privacy with distributed ledgers - a position paper

Paul Fremantle, Benjamin Aziz, Tom Kirkham

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

673 Downloads (Pure)


The Internet of Things has a number of well-publicised security flaws, resulting in numerous recent attacks. In this paper we lay out a framework for looking at how distributed ledgers and Blockchain technology can be used to enhance the security, privacy and manageability of IoT devices and networks. A significant concern is the inability to process blockchains on small devices. We propose an architecture for IoT security and privacy based on blockchains that addresses this and other issues. We look at related work and propose areas of further research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on the Internet of Things, Big Data and Security
EditorsMuthu Ramachandran, Víctor Méndez Muñoz, Verena Kantere, Gary Wills, Robert Walters, Victor Chang
Publisher SCITEPRESS – Science and Technology Publications
ISBN (Print)978-989-758-245-5
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2017
EventIoTBDS 2017: 2nd Interantional Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 24 Apr 201726 Apr 2017


ConferenceIoTBDS 2017
Abbreviated titleIoTBDS 2017
Internet address


  • Internet of Things
  • Blockchain
  • distributed ledgers
  • security
  • privacy
  • blockchains


Dive into the research topics of 'Enhancing IoT Security and privacy with distributed ledgers - a position paper'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this