Blockchain as an enabler in the CHARIOT Integrated approach to Industrial IoT Safety, Privacy and Security

Konstantinos Loupos

Konstantinos Loupos (M), Head of R&D Program, holds an MBA (Hellenic Open University, GR), M.Sc. in Microelectronics Systems Design (University of Southampton, UK) with distinction and M.Eng. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (University of Manchester, UK). He has extensive experience in embedded systems and sensors and microelectronics systems, security systems, IoT technologies and Cybersecurity. His research interests and activities range in Sensors and Systems for Structural Health Monitoring (tunnels, structures, bridges etc), Robotics for Civil Infrastructure Inspection, Security Systems (sensors and communications), Water Demand Management, Monitoring and Leakage Detection, Fiber-Optic Monitoring Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks and Communication Systems and Application Specific Embedded Systems. Konstantinos Loupos has actively and successfully participated in a series (more than 35, in the last 19 years) of EC co-funded projects (FP5, FP6, FP7, H2020, MED, GSRT and other) in the areas of SEC, IST, ICT, SME, NMP, COOP, MED, CBC-MED and TRANSPORT, with significant positions of responsibility (Project Coordinator, Technical Manager, Leader of Development teams etc). He has more than 65 publications in Conference proceedings, Journals and book chapters. He is serving as a formal evaluator (expert) of EC projects in various topics of FP7, H2020, EUKERA/EUROSTARS and MED programmes. Konstantinos Loupos is a certified PMP, Scrum, GDPR expert (Certified DPO), member of EUROPOL EC3 cyber security group and European Cybercrime Center, member of the Secure Platform for Accredited Cybercrime Experts (SPACE), member in the EUROPOL Data Protection Experts Netwrok (EDEN) and active member of the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Currently Konstantinos Loupos is involved into several research projects such as: CHARIOT (coordination), ICONET (coordination), PROFILE (ethics expert and DPO) and PILOTING (partner).


CHARIOT (Cognitive Heterogeneous Architecture for Industrial IoT) is an EC co-funded research project granted under the IoT-03-2017 - R&I on IoT integration and platforms as a Research and Innovation (RIA) EC topic. CHARIOT provides a design method and cognitive computing platform supporting a unified approach towards Privacy, Security and Safety (PSS) of Industrial IoT Systems. This publication describes the CHARIOT system architecture and particularly a Privacy and security protection method building on state of the art Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technologies, a Blockchain ledger in which categories of IoT physical, operational and functional changes are both recorded and affirmed/approved, a Fog-based decentralised infrastructure for Firmware Security integrity checking, an accompanying IoT Safety Supervision Engine as a novel solution to the challenges of securing IoT data, devices and functionality, a Cognitive System and Method with accompanying supervision, analytics and prediction models enabling high security and integrity of Industrials IoT supported by static code analysis of IoT devices.