1st Edition

Blockchain for Information Security and Privacy

    440 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    440 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    Distributed and peer-to-peer (P2P) applications are increasing daily, and cyberattacks are constantly adopting new mechanisms to threaten the security and privacy of users in these Internet of Things (IoT) environments. Blockchain, a decentralized cryptographic-based technology, is a promising element for IoT security in manufacturing, finance, healthcare, supply chain, identity management, e-governance, defence, education, banking, and trading. Blockchain has the potential to secure IoT through repetition, changeless capacity, and encryption.

    Blockchain for Information Security and Privacy provides essential knowledge of blockchain usage in the mainstream areas of security, trust, and privacy in decentralized domains. This book is a source of technical information regarding blockchain-oriented software and applications. It provides tools to researchers and developers in both computing and software engineering to develop solutions and automated systems that can promote security, trust, and privacy in cyberspace.


    • Applying blockchain-based secured data management in confidential cyberdefense applications
    • Securing online voting systems using blockchain
    • Safeguarding electronic healthcare record (EHR) management using blockchain
    • Impacting security and privacy in digital identity management
    • Using blockchain-based security and privacy for smart contracts

    By providing an overview of blockchain technology application domains in IoT (e.g., vehicle web, power web, cloud internet, and edge computing), this book features side-by-side comparisons of modern methods toward secure and privacy-preserving blockchain technology. It also examines safety objectives, efficiency, limitations, computational complexity, and communication overhead of various applications using blockchain. This book also addresses the combination of blockchain and industrial IoT. It explores novel various-levels of information sharing systems.

    1. Blockchain Impact in Education and Society

    S. Gomathi, Mukesh Soni, Utkarsh Nigam, Bhavna Bajpai, and Subrata Chowdhury

    2. Apply and Analyse Several Blockchain Techniques in IoT and Big Data Sector

    Nikhil Ranjan, Sarvesh Kumar, and Aakanksha Jain

    3. Blockchain: Trends, Role and Future Prospects

    Priya Swaminarayan, Abhishek Mehta, Nihal Parsania, and Khushi Solanki

    4. Cybersecurity and Privacy Issues of Blockchain Technology

    Ayushi Dwivedi, Amarnath Mishra, and Debabrata Singh

    5. Robust Digital Medical Image Watermarking and Encryption Algorithms Using Blockchain over DWT Edge Coefficient

    Paresh Rawat and Piyush Kumar Shukla

    6. Enhanced Privacy and Security of Voters’ Identity in Interplanetary File System Based E-Voting Process

    Narendra Kumar Dewangan and Preeti Chandrakar

    7. Blockchain-Enabled Secure Internet of Vehicles: A Solution Taxonomy, Architecture, and Future Directions

    Mohd Zuhair, Pronaya Bhattacharya, Ashwin Verma, and Umesh Bodkhe

    8. Blockchain-Based Federated Cloud Environment: Issues and Challenges

    Ashwin Verma, Pronaya Bhattacharya, Umesh Bodkhe, Mohd Zuhair, and Ram Kishan Dewangan

    9. Blockchain-Based Secured Data Management in Confidential Cyber Defence Applications

    S. Satheesh Kumar, S. Gokul Kumar, S. Chandraprabha, B. Maruthi Shankar, and S.A. Siva Kumar

    10. Blockchain Technology for Privacy and Security Issues and Challenges in IoT-Based Systems

    C.J. Raman, S. Usha Kiruthika, L. Javid Ali, and S. Kanaga Suba Raja

    11. A Secure Online Voting System Using Blockchain

    Mehak Wadhwani, Nisha Mansoori, Shivangi Tanwar, Aanchal Handa, and Bhavesh N. Gohil

    12. Secure Electronic Health Records (EHR) Management Using Blockchain

    Atharva Kalsekar, Avinash Jaiswal, Rogin Koshy, Sameer Mandloi, and Bhavesh N. Gohil

    13. Blockchain Impact of Security and Privacy in Digital Identity Management

    Smita Bansod and Lata L. Ragha

    14. A New Ecosystem for Digital Identity Verification Using Blockchain

    Shubham Gupta, Kevin Shah, Aditya Hirapara, Deep Mistry, Ankur Bang, and Udai Pratap Rao

    15. Blockchain-Based Security and Privacy for Smart Contracts

    Vivek Kumar Prasad, Chandan Trivedi, Dhaval Jha, and Madhuri Bhavsar

    16. Blockchain Application in Digital Identity Management in Election

    Rajeev Kumar Gupta, Sweta Gupta, and Rajit Nair

    17. Leveraging Blockchain Technology for Decentralized Domain Name Broker Service

    Sankita Patel, Ujjwal Kumar, Hrishabh Sharma, Amruta Mulay, and Rishabh Kumar

    18. Using Blockchain for Digital Copyrights Management

    Nirmal Kumar Gupta, Anil Kumar Yadav, and Ashish Jain


    Udai Pratap Rao received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat in 2014. He is currently associated with S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering. His research interests include information security and privacy, location-based privacy, data mining, Big Data analytics, and distributed computing, and methodologies that promote interdisciplinary education.

    Piyush Kumar Shukla is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering in University Institute of Technology- Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (Technological University of Madhya Pradesh), Bhopal, M.P., India. He has around 15 years of experience in teaching and research. He has completed Post Doctorate Fellowship (PDF), "Information Security Education and Awareness Project Phase II.

    Chandan Trivedi is working as an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Engineering Department. Prof Trivedi has more than 4 years of teaching experience. He received his B. Tech. degree in Computer Science Engineering from Rajasthan Technical University, Kota and M.Tech. in Computer Engineering from Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat.

    Sweta Gupta is working as an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Science & Engineering of JLU-School of Engineering & Technology. She has an overall 10+ years of Academic as well as Industrial Experience.

    Zelalem Sintayehu Shibeshi holds a PhD from Rhodes University (2016), a BSc in Physics (1989), Associate Degree in Computer Science (1999), and MSc in Information Science (2001), all from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.