Secure and Smart Internet of Things (IoT)

Secure and Smart Internet of Things (IoT)
Using Blockchain and AI


River Publishers Series in Computing and Information Science and Technology

Secure and Smart Internet of Things (IoT)
Using Blockchain and AI

Author: Ahmed Banafa, San Jose State University, USA and Instructor at Stanford University, USA

ISBN: 9788770220309 e-ISBN: 9788770220293

Available: November 2018

By 2020, experts forecast that up to 28 billion devices will be connected to the Internet with only one third of them being computers, smartphones and tablets. The remaining two thirds will be other "devices" - sensors, terminals, household appliances, thermostats, televisions, automobiles, production machinery, urban infrastructure and many other "things" - which traditionally have not been Internet enabled.

This "Internet of Things" (IoT) represents a remarkable transformation of the way in which our world will soon interact. Much like the World Wide Web connected computers to networks, and the next evolution connected people to the Internet and other people, IoT looks poised to interconnect devices, people, environments, virtual objects and machines in ways that only science fiction writers could have imagined. In a nutshell the Internet of Things (IoT) is the convergence of connecting people, things, data and processes is transforming our life, business and everything in between. Secure and Smart Internet of Things explores many aspects of the Internet of Things and explain many of the completed principles of IoT and the new advances in IoT including using Fog Computing , AI and Blockchain technology.

The topics discussed in the book include:
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Fog Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Network Security
  • Zero-Trust Model
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Transformation
  • DDoS
  • Smart Devices
  • Cybersecurity
Internet of Things (IoT), DDoS, Fog Computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digital Transformation, Data Analysis, Privacy, Standardization, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Security, Networks, Communications, Telecommunications, M2M, Machine Learning, Smart Devices, Smart Cities, Smart Cars, Zero-Trust Model, Cybersecurity


Secure and Smart Internet of Things (IoT) won 2019 Annual Author & Artist award from San Jose State University.

Book Review:

"For those who follow technology issues on social media and in academic circles, Professor Ahmed Banafa is widely known as a "must read." He has the unique ability to write about challenging scientific and technical concepts and translate them into insightful and clear terms that all readers can experience. Professor Banafa's new book, Secure and Smart Internet of Things (IoT) Using Blockchain and AI, exemplifies this capability and provides an inspiring guide to two emerging technologies impacting both the performance and security of The Internet of Things.

Generally defined, the Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the general idea of things that are readable, recognizable, locatable, addressable, and/or controllable via the Internet. It encompasses devices, sensors, people, data, and machines. According to Gartner, there is expected to be nearly 26 billion networked devices on the IoT by 2020, giving any business, no matter the industry, access to endless amounts of vital, real-time data about their company and customers. Inside and outside the workplace, the IoT has the potential to change the way we work and live. Professor Banafa takes readers on a deep dive of the IoT value chain connectivity implications of both IoT and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). He analyses in great detail the benefits and risk associated with the billions of networked sensors and devices comprising the current and future IoT landscape.

The second part of Professor Banafa's book explores the emerging technologies of fog computing, artificial intelligence, and blockchain and offers an assessment of ho these technologies impact that status and security issues surrounding IoT. All of these technologies are both intriguing and disruptive. Professor Banafa elaborates on the numerous possibilities for blockchain in navigating and protecting the emerging internet of things as it touches both government and industry. My particular interest is in the cybersecurity aspects of emerging technologies and securing IoT and this book clearly is educational in providing direction and ideas in that area.

I most highly recommend Professor Ahmed Banafa's book Secure and Smart Internet of Things (IoT) Using Blockchain and AI for anyone interested in technology and security issues as we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It serves as both an informative compass and an enjoyable read."

-Chuck Brooks, Principal Market Growth Strategist for General Dynamics Mission Systems for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies. Adjunct Faculty in the graduate Applied Intelligence Program at Georgetown University, USA