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Blockchain-Based Security Framework for the Internet of Things and Home Networks

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posted on 2021-04-27, 23:21 authored by Diego Miguel Mendez MenaDiego Miguel Mendez Mena
During recent years, attacks on Internet of Things (IoT) devices have grown significantly. Cyber criminals have been using compromised IoT machines to attack others, which include critical internet infrastructure systems. Latest attacks increase the urgency for the information security research community to develop new strategies and tools to safeguard vulnerable devices at any level. Millions of intelligent things are now part of home-based networks that are usually disregarded by solutions platforms, but not by malicious entities.
Therefore, the following document presents a comprehensive framework that aims to secure home-based networks, but also corporate and service provider ones. The proposed solution utilizes first-hand information from different actors from different levels to create a decentralized privacy-aware Cyber Threat Information (CTI) sharing network, capable of automate network responses by relying on the secure properties of the blockchain powered by the Ethereum algorithms.


This work is partially supported by the Purdue Polytechnic Institute HSS Seed Grant.


Degree Type

  • Doctor of Philosophy


  • Computer and Information Technology

Campus location

  • West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Dr. Baijian Yang

Additional Committee Member 2

Dr. J. Eric Dietz

Additional Committee Member 3

Dr. Wenhai Sun

Additional Committee Member 4

Dr. Victor Raskin