Internet of Things and Microservices in Supply Chain: Cybersecurity Challenges, and Research Opportunities

Belal Alsinglawi, Lihong Zheng, Muhammad Ashad Kabir, Md Zahidul Islam, Dave Swain, Will Swain

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Abstract

The livestock sector contributes to agricultural development, poverty reduction, and food security globally. The digitization of the supply chain entails cost savings and improved flexibility, both of which are essential ingredients for boosting resilience in the world food chains. Recently, microservice architectures are becoming popular alternatives to existing software development paradigms, particularly for developing complex and distributed applications. Microservices and supply chains are built upon the enabling technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), including the Internet of Things (IoT). However, integrating supply chain infrastructure with IoT and microservices can create a new set of security threats that can defeat this objective without adequate awareness and countermeasures. This study presents an overview of current and potential threats to data-sharing systems in the smart dairy and livestock industries. This paper presents a multi-layered microservices architecture, which emphasizes the importance of communications across layers and multiple bridgeheads. Afterwards, it describes the security aspects of microservices architecture, the threats to data-sharing systems, and the link between attacks and security. Finally, this paper identifies areas that need further study to improve security requirements for IoT microservices in the supply chain and data sharing systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Information Networking and Applications - Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications AINA-2022
EditorsLeonard Barolli, Farookh Hussain, Tomoya Enokido
PublisherSpringer
Pages556-566
Number of pages11
Volume451
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-99619-2
ISBN (Print)9783030996185
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event36th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2022 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 13 Apr 202215 Apr 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume451 LNNS
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

Conference36th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2022
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period13/04/2215/04/22

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