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Korea’s Blockchain Security Standardization Proposals Adopted at ITU-T
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Korea’s Blockchain Security Standardization Proposals Adopted at ITU-T
  • By Yoon Yung Sil
  • October 11, 2017, 03:00
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The security standard items for blockchain that South Korean researchers proposed were selected as international standardization projects at the ITU.
The security standard items for blockchain that South Korean researchers proposed were selected as international standardization projects at the ITU.

 

South Korean researchers proposed the security standard items for blockchain, which is considered a technical infrastructure that can safely records and utilizes important contracts online using distributed network and encryption technologies, and they were selected as international standardization projects at the general meeting of the Study Group 17 of the Union's Standardization Sector in ITU (ITU-T SG17).

Soonchunhyang University announced on October 10 that “Security Threats to Online Votes Using Distributed Ledger Technology” proposed by Park Geun-duk, a senior researcher at the Korea Security Evaluation Laboratory who is in the doctoral program under Professor Yum Heung-yul, and “Security Assurance of Distributed Ledger Technology” proposed by Kim Mi-yeon, who is in the the master's course, were selected an international standard project with support from major countries such as the United States, China, Britain, Canada, Russia and Malaysia.

The first new item is threats and security requirements related to blockchain-based online votes, while the second is to present the security levels that evaluate the credibility of blockchain systems.

The new standard items will be selected as global standards in the next two years through the ITU-T standardization process.