Masterarbeit MSTR-2018-62

Michel, David: Conception of a blockchain client for secure transmission of production data.
Universität Stuttgart, Fakultät Informatik, Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Masterarbeit Nr. 62 (2018).
101 Seiten, englisch.

Blockchain technology has its origins in the financial industry, but also other areas of application are currently being investigated by many sides. One potential application field is the manufacturing industry. The immutability of once stored data makes blockchains interesting for the storage of various kinds of production data. For this purpose, a secure way from a production machine into a blockchain has to be ensured. It may not happen that data can be manipulated before becoming part of the immutable ledger. Currently used gateway solutions often run on general purpose computers, communicate with a production machine and simultaneously operate a blockchain client. Attacks on such gateways pose severe risks to the integrity of the measured data. This work focuses on the conception of a more secure way for saving data into a blockchain. The goal is the creation of a concept using hardware-near components and a prototypical implementation of it. The resulting prototype should enable both the collection of data and the transport of said data into a blockchain. At the same time, the use of lower level hardware in comparison to gateway solutions should reduce potential attack vectors.

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Abteilung(en)Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Architektur von Anwendungssystemen
BetreuerLeymann, Prof. Frank; Falazi, Ghareeb; Korb, Tobias
Eingabedatum4. Juni 2019
   Publ. Institut   Publ. Informatik