Towards encrypting industrial data on public distributed networks

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This paper addresses the problem of uploading large quantities of sensitive industrial data to a public distributed network by proposing a new framework. The framework combines the existing technologies of the distributed web and distributed ledger to provide a mechanism of encrypting data and choosing whom to share the data with. The framework is designed to work with existing platforms; the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) and the Ethereum blockchain platforms are used as examples within this paper, though it is stated that similar platforms are capable of providing the requirements for the framework to operate. The framework uses the concept of the Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange (DHKE), and is implemented in three different mechanisms of the DHKE: one-step Elliptical-Curve Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange (ECDH); two-step ECDH; and Supersingular Isogeny Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange (SIDH).
The paper discusses the security of each along with individual advantages and disadvantages, and concludes that the SIDH is the most appropriate implementation for future use due to it being post-quantum secure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data)
PublisherIEEE Press / Wiley
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-5035-6, 978-1-5386-5034-9 (USB)
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-5036-3 (PoD)
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2019
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data) - Westin Hotel, Seattle, United States
Duration: 10 Dec 201813 Dec 2018


Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data)
Abbreviated titleBigData 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Distributed databases
  • Image color analysis
  • Servers
  • Peer-to-peer computing
  • Public key
  • Distributed ledger


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