Development of Secured Log Management System Over Blockchain Technology

Development of Secured Log Management System Over Blockchain Technology

Sagar Shankar Rajebhosale (SF's SITRC, Nashik, India) and Mohan Chandrabhan Nikam (SF's SITRC, Nashik, India)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/IJCRE.2019010104

Abstract

A log is a record of events that happens within an organization containing systems and networks. These logs are very important for any organization, because a log file will able to record all user activities. Due to this, log files play a vital role and contain sensitive information, and therefore security should be a high priority. It is very important to the proper functioning of any organization, to securely maintain log records over an extended period of time. So, management and maintenance of logs is a very difficult task. However, deploying such a system for high security and privacy of log records may be overhead for an organization and require additional costs. Many techniques have been designed for security of log records. The alternative solution for maintaining log records is using Blockchain technology. A blockchain will provide security of the log files. Log files over a Blockchain environment leads to challenges with a decentralized storage of log files. This article proposes a secured log management over Blockchain and the use of cryptographic algorithms for dealing the issues to access a data storage. This proposed technology may be one complete solution to the secure log management problem.
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Why Blockchain?

Blockchain is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptographic algorithms (Peck, 2017). Blockchain is an open, distributed, public ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way (Gopal, 2016). Presently, the emerging Blockchain paradigm is rapidly gaining momentum as an alternative to traditional information technology. Blockchain technology is like the internet in that it has a built-in robustness.

By storing blocks of information that are identical across its network, the Blockchain cannot:

  • 1.

    Be controlled by any single entity

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    Has no single point of failure (Peck, 2017)

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