Blockchain-enhanced Roots-of-Trust

Jesus, Vitor (2019) Blockchain-enhanced Roots-of-Trust. In: The 2018 International Conference on Smart Applications, Networking and Communications; Security and Privacy for Smart IoT and CPS, 16-17 November 2018, Ysmine Hammamet, Tunisia.


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Establishing a root-of-trust is a key early step in establishing trust throughout the lifecycle of a device, notably by attesting the running software. A key technique is to use hardware security in the form of specialised modules or
hardware functions such as TPMs. However, even if a device supports such features, other steps exist that can compromise the overall trust model between devices being manufactured until decommissioning. In this paper, we discuss how blockchains, and smart contracts in particular, can be used to harden the overall security management both in the case of existing hardware enhanced security or when only software attestation is possible.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
24 September 2018Accepted
9 May 2019Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: software, hardware, blockchain, smart contracts,microprogramming, cryptography
Subjects: CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-01 - computer science
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-03 - information systems
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-04 - software engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Vitor Jesus
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2018 14:20
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 12:01

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