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    VisTAS: blockchain-based visible and trusted remote authentication system

    Ali, Ahmad and Ahmed, Mansoor and Khan, Abid and Anjum, Adeel and Ilyas, Muhammad and Helfert, Markus (2021) VisTAS: blockchain-based visible and trusted remote authentication system. PeerJ Computer Science, 7. e516. ISSN 2376-5992

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    The information security domain focuses on security needs at all levels in a computing environment in either the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Cloud of Things, or any other implementation. Data, devices, services, or applications and communication are required to be protected and provided by information security shields at all levels and in all working states. Remote authentication is required to perform different administrative operations in an information system, and Administrators have full access to the system and may pose insider threats. Superusers and administrators are the most trusted persons in an organisation. “Trust but verify” is an approach to have an eye on the superusers and administrators. Distributed ledger technology (Blockchain-based data storage) is an immutable data storage scheme and provides a built-in facility to share statistics among peers. Distributed ledgers are proposed to provide visible security and non- repudiation, which securely records administrators’ authentications requests. The presence of security, privacy, and accountability measures establish trust among its stakeholders. Securing information in an electronic data processing system is challenging, i.e., providing services and access control for the resources to only legitimate users. Authentication plays a vital role in systems’ security; therefore, authentication and identity management are the key subjects to provide information security services. The leading cause of information security breaches is the failure of identity management/authentication systems and insider threats. In this regard, visible security measures have more deterrence than other schemes. In this paper, an authentication scheme, “VisTAS,” has been introduced, which provides visible security and trusted authentication services to the tenants and keeps the records in the blockchain.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Ali A, Ahmed M, Khan A, Anjum A, Ilyas M, Helfert M. 2021. VisTAS: blockchain-based visible and trusted remote authentication system. PeerJ Computer Science 7:e516
    Keywords: Deterrence, Secure authentication, Supervised authentication, Insider threats, Cryptography; Web and internet services; Data science; Databases; Security & privacy;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Innovation Value Institute, IVI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 17849
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    Depositing User: Markus Helfert
    Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2023 12:07
    Journal or Publication Title: PeerJ Computer Science
    Publisher: Peer J. Ltd
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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