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Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 Architecture Security Report
Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 Architecture Security Report
Who it's for:
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • Blockchain Architects
  • Security Architects
  • Application and Smart Contract Developers
  • Blockchain Network Administrators

Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 Architecture Security Report

Release Date: 06/28/2021

Blockchain technology is being rapidly adopted by enterprises to bring traceability and transparency to external business workflows. Considering that many of these workflows involve transactions and custody of value in the form of digital assets or other high-value data, cybersecurity attributes such as privacy, confidentiality, integrity, and availability certainly take center stage in the blockchain space.

In this report, we examine the security of the blockchain framework Hyperledger Fabric 2.0. First, we identified the cybersecurity risks of implementing Hyperledger Fabric 2.0’s architecture as a permissioned blockchain enterprise network for a trade finance business in a cloud-based environment. Then, in the accompanying Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 Security Controls Checklist, we delivered a fully implementable security controls checklist aligned with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

Key Takeaways:
  • An overview of how a Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 permissioned blockchain network was used to depict a simple transaction within a trade finance workflow
  • The steps and method used in the Fabric 2.0 risk identification process
  • The results of a threat evaluation and analysis
  • Cryptography module recommendations for a Fabric 2.0 permissioned network
This publication is part of a larger series on Securing DLT Frameworks for Financial Institutes. If you’re interested in learning more, you can find all the papers in the series here


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Ashish Mehta
Cybersecurity - Sr. Risk Manager & Security Architect

Ashish Mehta

Cybersecurity - Sr. Risk Manager & Security Architect

Ashish Mehta has extensive experience in cybersecurity, blockchain, web development, IT management, financial markets, and the energy industry.

He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Blockchain Working Group and is a part of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Quantum-Safe Security Leadership Teams at the Cloud Security Alliance. In that capacity, he is responsible for pushing their multiple research efforts as well as coordinating with ...

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