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Using Blockchain Technology to Secure the Internet of Things
Using Blockchain Technology to Secure the Internet of Things

Using Blockchain Technology to Secure the Internet of Things

Release Date: 02/13/2018

Working Group: Internet of Things

This paper describes a high-level overview of blockchain technology and outlines a set of architectural patterns that enable blockchain to be used as a technology to secure IoT capabilities. Specific use-case examples of blockchain for IoT security are also explored, although technical implementation of those use cases will vary across companies.


Topics Covered:
  • Blockchain construction
  • Smart contracts
  • Off-chain storage solutions
  • Deployment options
  • IoT architecture based on blockchain
  • Selection of blockchain technology for IoT Security
  • Blockchain security services for the IoT

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Kevin Fielder
Senior Manager Cyber Security at Worldpay

Kevin Fielder

Senior Manager Cyber Security at Worldpay

Kevin Fielder has over 15 years IT and security experience across multiple industries encompassing online trading, online supermarkets, banking/finance/insurance. His various roles have included pen testing and security assessments through technical and security architecture to security consulting and innovations.

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John Yeoh
Global Vice President of Research, CSA

John Yeoh

Global Vice President of Research, CSA

With over 15 years of experience in research and technology, John excels at executive-level leadership, relationship management, and strategy development. He is a published author, technologist, and researcher with areas of expertise in cybersecurity, cloud computing, information security, and next generation technology (IoT, Big Data, SecaaS, Quantum). John specializes in risk management, third party assessment, GRC, data protection, incid...

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Michael Roza
Risk, Audit, Control and Compliance Professional

Michael Roza

Risk, Audit, Control and Compliance Professional

Since 2012 Michael has contributed to over 85 CSA projects completed by CSA's Internet of Things, Zero Trust/Software-Defined Perimeter, Top Threats, Cloud Control Matrix, Containers/Microservices, DevSecOps, and other working groups. He has also served as co-chair of CSA's Enterprise Architecture, Top Threats, and Security-as-a-Service working groups while also serving as the Standards Liaison Officer for IoT, ICS, EA, SECaaS, and Cloud Key M...

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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.

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Principal Security Advisor

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Principal Security Advisor

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2. CSA IoT Controls Matrix March 2019

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Senior Technical Director - Research, CSA

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Brian Russell

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