Blockchain Technology for Secure Social Media Computing
Blockchain is a digital ledger of transactions duplicated and distributed across an entire network of computer systems on the blockchain which makes it more difficult to hack or tamper with. The popularity of blockchain has been increasing with the growth of social media and the internet of things (IoT). Social media are interactive digitally mediated technologies that facilitate the creation or sharing and exchange of information, ideas, opinions and interests via virtual communities and social network platforms. However, unmonitored social accounts can be the target of hackers who post fraudulent messages or virus-infected links that spread to contacts and followers, and "employee weakness" is responsible for 20% of cyberattacks in companies. So, it has become essential to secure both personal and professional social media networks, accounts and data.
Blockchain Technology for Secure Social Media Computing covers recent advances, trends and future opportunities in the security framework of social media-computing. The contributors focus on how to protect social media platforms, and present methods for making social media computing more reliable and effective to achieve trusted IoT-based social computing with blockchain technology.
The book is aimed at an advanced research audience in industry and academia focused on blockchain technology and social media computing working in cybersecurity, security data analytics, computer science, distributed computing, networking, internet of things and related fields of applications. It will be also of interest to application and software developers and project managers using blockchain technology and multiple encryptions.
About the Editors
Dr. Robin Singh Bhadoria is currently working as an associate professor in the Department of Computer Engineering & Applications at GLA University, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India. His current areas of interest cover the fields of big data analytics, service-oriented architecture, Internet of Things, wireless sensor networks, biometric computing and blockchain technology. He has authored or edited several research books on emerging technologies. He is an active member of IEEE (USA), IE (India), IAENG (HK), Internet Society (USA), and IETE (India).
Dr. Neetesh Saxena is currently working as an associate professor in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University, UK. His areas of interest are cyber security and critical infrastructure security, including cyber-physical system security, IoT security, blockchain and cellular networks. He is a European Initiative Expert Visitor to Singapore by EPIC - European Pacific Partnership for ICT and is collaborating with Thales and Toshiba on industrial control cybersecurity.
Bharti Nagpal is working as an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Netaji Subhas University of Technology, New Delhi, India. She has more than 20 years of teaching experience. Her areas of interest are in information security, web technologies, big data analytics, data mining, social media computing, Internet of Things, machine learning and image processing. She has contributed to several book chapters.
Robin Singh Bhadoria, Neetetsh Saxena, Bharti Nagpal