Blockchain for fraud prevention: A work-history fraud prevention system

Paul Sarda, Mohammad Jabed Morshed Chowdhury, Alan Colman, Muhammad Ashad Kabir, Jun Han

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paperpeer-review

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Current job recruitment process involves a good number of documentations. It is not uncommon for job applicants to misrepresent, overstate or falsify past employment, specifically work experience, and skills. Where this occurs and the applicant is subsequently appointed, a company may be exposed to significant commercial and legal risk. Companies usually employ third party HR recruitment agencies to verify the authenticity of an applicant's listed work experience. However, verification of applicant's past work experience is both time consuming and costly. Moreover, companies have to rely on the third parties, which may not be trustworthy. Therefore, small and medium size companies usually avoid the verification process. In this research, we demonstrate how blockchain technology can provide cost-effective, and real-time work history verification. The proposed approach also ensures trustworthy and privacy-preserving (work-history) data sharing. Furthermore, we have implemented a prototype to demonstrate how individuals can share and verify work history using Ethereum-based public blockchain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th IEEE international conference on trust, security and privacy in computing and communications / the 12th IEEE international conference on big data science and engineering
Subtitle of host publication2018 Trustcom/BigDataSE
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538643884
ISBN (Print)9781538643877, 9781538643891 (Print on demand)
Publication statusPublished - 05 Sept 2018
EventThe 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications (IEEE TrustCom-18) - Hilton Newark Airport, New York, United States
Duration: 31 Jul 201803 Aug 2018 (Conference website)


ConferenceThe 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications (IEEE TrustCom-18)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York
OtherThe 17th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-18) will be held in New York, USA from August 1st to 3rd, 2018. The conference aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners in the world working on trusted computing and communications, with regard to trust, security, privacy, reliability, dependability, survivability, availability, and fault tolerance aspects of computer systems and networks, and providing a forum to present and discuss emerging ideas and trends in this highly challenging research field.
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