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Blockchain for Cybersecurity and Privacy
Architectures, Challenges, and Applications

ISBN 9780367343101
Published August 3, 2020 by CRC Press
404 Pages 100 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

A Taxonomy of Blockchain Threats and Vulnerabilities
Ayman Alkhalifah, Alex Ng, A. S. M. Kayes, Jabed Chowdhury, Mamoun Alazab and Paul A. Watters

A Comparative Study of Distributed Ledger Technologies – Blockchain vs. Hashgraph
Ariba Aslam Zahoor, Muhammad Mubashir Khan, and Junaid Arshad

Design Laboratory Exercises for Blockchain Technology 
Hongmei Chi, Bertony Bornelu, and Angela R. Martin

Blockchain Security and Potential Future Use Cases
Kevin Curran, Jack Curran

Towards Secure Internet of Things: Blockchain Solutions, Challenges, and Open Issues
Ranesh Kumar Naha, Sudheer Kumar Battula, Khizar Hameed, Ujjwal KC, Md Anwarul Kaium Patwary, Saurabh Garg, and Byeong Kang

Interchain: A Scalable Business-oriented Framework for Internet of Things
Alireza Mokhtari Golpayegani, Mani Zarei, and Alireza Souri

Blockchain Based Trust and Security in Content-Centric Networking Based Internet of Things (CCN-IoT)
Mohamed Labbi, Nabil Kannouf, Yassine Chahid, and Mohammed Benabdellah

Blockchain for Internet of Vehicles security
Anis Herbadji,  Hadjer Goumidi,  Yasmine Harbi,  Khadidja Medani,  and Zibouda Aliouat

When Healthcare Services Meet Blockchain Technology
Gokay Saldamli, Pavan H. Ramesh, Karthika M. S. Nair, Roopashree Munegowda, Jeevan Venkataramana, and Lo’ai A. Tawalbeh

A Blockchain-Based Secure Data Sharing Framework for Healthcare
Raza Nowrozy, A. S. M. Kayes, Paul Watters, Mamoun Alazab, Alex Ng, Mohammad Jabed Morshed Chowdhury, and Omaru Maruatona

Secure Anti-Counterfeiting Pharmaceuticals Supply Chain System Using Composable Non-Fungible Tokens
Ahmad Sghaier Omar, Otman Basir

Application of Cryptocurrencies using Blockchain for E-Commerce Online Payment
Kayode Adewole, Neetesh Saxena, and Saumya Bhadauria

Smart Contracts for Contract Management: A Retention Payment System
Salar Ahmadisheykhsarmast, Ferda Özdemir Sönmez, and  Rifat Sönmez

Ensuring Data Integrity: Towards A Blockchain-Based Platform to Share the Datasets
Takia Islama, D K Tonoy Kumara, Sheikh Shah Mohammad Motiur Rahmana, Md. Ismail Jabiullahb, Mamoun Alazabc, and A. S. M. Kayesd

Applications of Blockchain in Digital Forensics and Forensics Readiness
Manish Kumar

RESCHAIN: A Futuristic Solution for Avoiding Fraudulence in Real Estate Environment
Gulshan Kumar, Rahul Saha, G. Geetha, and Mamoun Alazab

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Yassine Maleh is a PhD of the University Hassan 1st in Morocco in the field of Internet of Things Security and privacy, since 2013. He is Senior Member of IEEE, Member of the International Association of Engineers IAENG and The Machine Intelligence Research Labs. Dr Maleh has made contributions in the fields of information security and privacy, Internet of Things Security, Wireless and Constrained Networks Security. His research interests include Information Security and Privacy, Internet of Things, Networks Security, Information system and IT Governance. He has published over than 50 papers (Book chapters, international journals and conferences/workshops), and 3 edited books and 1 authored book. He is the editor in chief of the International Journal of Smart Security Technologies (IJSST). He serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Access (2019 Impact Factor 4.098), the International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF) and the International Journal of Information Security and Privacy (IJISP). He was also a Guest Editor of a special issue on Recent Advances on Cyber Security and Privacy for Cloud-of-Things of the International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF), Volume 10, Issue 3, July-September 2019. He has served and continues to serve on executive and technical program committees and as a reviewer of numerous international conference and journals such as Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, IEEE Network Magazine, IEEE Sensor Journal, ICT Express, and Springer Cluster Computing. He was the Publicity chair of BCCA 2019 and the General Chair of the MLBDACP 19 symposium.

Mamoun Alazab is the Associate Professor in the College of Engineering, IT and Environment at Charles Darwin University, Australia. He received his Ph.D. degree is in Computer Science from the Federation University of Australia, School of Science, Information Technology and Engineering. He is a cyber security researcher and practitioner with industry and academic experience. Dr Alazab’s research is multidisciplinary that focuses on cyber security and digital forensics of computer systems including current and emerging issues in the cyber environment like cyber-physical systems and the internet of things, by taking into consideration the unique challenges present in these environments, with a focus on cybercrime detection and prevention. He looks into the intersection use of machine learning as an essential tool for cybersecurity, for example, for detecting attacks, analyzing malicious code or uncovering vulnerabilities in software.  He has more than 100 research papers. He is the recipient of short fellowship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) based on his nomination from the Australian Academy of Science. He delivered many invited and keynote speeches, 27 events in 2019 alone. He convened and chaired more than 50 conferences and workshops. He is the founding chair of the IEEE Northern Territory Subsection: (Feb 2019 – current). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Cybersecurity Academic Ambassador for Oman's Information Technology Authority (ITA), Member of the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Security and Privacy (TCSP) and has worked closely with government and industry on many projects, including IBM, Trend Micro, the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), Westpac, UNODC, and the Attorney General’s Department. 

Mohammad Shojafar received his PhD in Information Communication and Telecommunications (advisor Prof. Enzo Baccarelli) from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy as the second rank university in QS Ranking in Italy and top 100 in the world with an Excellent degree in May 2016. He is Intel Innovator, Senior IEEE member, and Senior Lecturer in the 5GIC/ICS at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. Before joint to 5GIC, he was served as a Senior Member in the Computer Department at the University of Ryerson, Toronto, Canada. He was Senior Researcher (Researcher Grant B) and a Marie Curie Fellow in the SPRITZ Security and Privacy Research group at the University of Padua, Italy. Also, he was a Senior Researcher in the Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT) partner at the University of Rome Tor Vergata contributed to 5g PPP European H2020 ``SUPERFLUIDITY'' project for 14 months. Dr. Mohammad was principle investigator on PRISENODE project, a 275,000 euro Horizon 2020 Marie Curie project in the areas of network security and Fog computing and resource scheduling collaborating between the University of Padua and University of Melbourne. He also was a principal investigator on an Italian SDN security and privacy (60,000 euro) supported by the University of Padua in 2018. He was contributed to some Italian projects in telecommunications like GAUChO - A Green Adaptive Fog Computing and Networking Architecture (400,000 euro), S2C: Secure, Software-defined Cloud (30,000 euro), and SAMMClouds- Secure and Adaptive Management of Multi-Clouds (30,000 euro) collaborating among Italian universities. His main research interest is in the area of Network and Network Security and Privacy. In this area, he published more than 100+ papers in topmost international peer-reviewed journals and conferences, e.g., IEEE TCC, IEEE TNSM, IEEE TGCN, IEEE TSUSC, IEEE Network, IEEE SMC, IEEE PIMRC, and IEEE ICC/GLOBECOM. He served as a PC member of several prestigious conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM Workshops in 2019, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE ICCE, IEEE UCC, IEEE SC2, IEEE ScalCom, and IEEE SMC. He was a General Chair in FMEC 2019, INCoS 2019, INCoS 2018, and a Technical Program Chair in IEEE FMEC 2020. He served as an Associate Editor in IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, IET Communication, Springer Cluster Computing, KSII - Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, Tylor & Francis International Journal of Computers and Applications (IJCA), and Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks Journals.

Imed Romdhani is a full-time Associate Professor in networking at Edinburgh Napier University since June 2005. He was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Technology of Compiegne (UTC), France in May 2005. He also holds engineering and a Master degree in networking obtained respectively in 1998 and 2001 from the National School of Computing (ENSI, Tunisia) and Louis Pasteur University (ULP, France). He worked extensively with Motorola Research Labs in Paris and authored 4 patents.

  • Member of Huawei ICT Academy Advisory Board (
  • Member of Africa Universities Fund Advisory Board (
  • Module Leader of a set of Advanced Networking modules
  • Module Leader of the MSc Dissertation Project module
  • An active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
  • Founder and CEO of Digital Tunisia
  • Founder of the Student PPMS Project (
  • Higher Education Expert at E-Taalim (
  • Specialities: IoT, IPv6, Wireless and Mobile Networking, Multicast Communication, Vehicular and Mesh
  • Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, Fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy, PRINCE2 certified.