Privacy and security through blockchain in industry 4.0: An industrial cybersecurity perspective

R. Sasikumar, P. Karthikeyan, Thangavel Murugan

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The name Industry 4.0 describes a synthesis of modern manufacturing techniques that help producers to hit targets more quickly. The manufacturing sector's trend is changing significantly because of digitalization and technological improvements. Technology that aids in comprehensive integration, such as IoT, cybersecurity, blockchain, big data, etc. Due to the internet's open nature as a means of data transmission, security and privacy must be given top priority. The integration of blockchain is currently taking place as part of Industry 4.0. Blockchain enables Industry 4.0 through bringing a variety of processing activities in a protected environment. The inherent characteristics of decentralization, blockchain technology is a promising platform for cybersecurity. This chapter's purpose is to highlight the issues on traditional production sectors, evaluation blockchain application in Industry 4.0, limitations of blockchain, privacy and security requirements, and adoption of blockchain inside this context of Industry 4.0.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Data Science and Cybersecurity Innovations in Industry 4.0 Technologies
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781668481479
ISBN (Print)9781668481455
Publication statusPublished - Sept 21 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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