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Implementation of Blockchain Technology in IoT environment to mitigate DDoS Attacks

Vyas, Rishabh (2023) Implementation of Blockchain Technology in IoT environment to mitigate DDoS Attacks. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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There are a number of applications in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT) such as smart homes, smart agriculture, pharmaceutical companies, etc. The security of IoT devices is at risk as a result of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Security issues associated with IoT devices can be exploited by cybercriminals to operate botnets in the event of a DDoS attack. The limited memory and processor capabilities of IoT devices result in resource constraints. As a result of the limited amount of memory and the computational complexity of today's IoT devices, many cyberattacks could be launched against such devices. The use of blockchain technology may provide a solution to some of the security challenges faced by IoT. In order to mitigate DDoS attacks on IoT devices, blockchain-based solutions should therefore be used to monitor and mitigate these attacks. The prevalence of DDoS attacks has been rising in recent years on IoT devices. To perform a DDoS attack, rogue devices or exploited devices are introduced to the system and are used in conjunction with other exploited devices to create unending congestion throughout a computer network. This project aims to integrate IoT devices with blockchain technology to tackle the DDoS security challenges associated with using IoT within the context of this research. Furthermore, we will determine the cost of deployment and the flexibility for such devices to be used in small and large operations.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Spelman, Ross
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Computer Security
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Computer Security
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunications > Computer networks > Internet of things
Divisions: School of Computing > Master of Science in Cyber Security
Depositing User: Tamara Malone
Date Deposited: 05 May 2023 15:57
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 15:57

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