Decentralized Data Aggregation: A New Secure Framework Based on Lightweight Cryptographic Algorithms

Xin Xie, Yu-Chi Chen, SK Hafizul Islam
2021 Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing  
Blockchain has become very popular and suitable to the Internet of Things (IoT) field due to its nontamperability and decentralization properties. The number of IoT devices and leaders (who own IoT devices) is increased exponentially, and thus, data privacy and security are undoubtedly significant concerns. In this paper, we summarize some issues for the BeeKeeper system, a blockchain-based IoT system, proposed by Zhou et al., and then aim for presenting an improved solution for decentralized
more » ... for decentralized data aggregation (DDA) on IoT. Firstly, we formally state the security requirements of DDA. Secondly, we propose our basic DDA system by using secret sharing to improve its efficiency and smart contracts as the computing processors. Moreover, the proposed full-fledged system achieves data sharing (e.g., a leader to access data of others' devices), which is realized by using local differential privacy and cryptographic primitives such as token-based encryption. Finally, to show the feasibility, we provide some implementations and experiments for the DDA systems.
doi:10.1155/2021/5565663 fatcat:x22mrtxvrjcbbebznip3wquk6y