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GLASS: Towards Secure and Decentralized eGovernance Services using IPFS

Chrysoulas, Christos; Thomson, Amanda; Pitropakis, Nikolaos; Papadopoulos, Pavlos; Lo, Owen; Buchanan, William J; Domalis, George; Karacapilidis, Nikos; Tsakalidis, Dimitris; Tsolis, Dimitris


Amanda Thomson

George Domalis

Nikos Karacapilidis

Dimitris Tsakalidis

Dimitris Tsolis


The continuously advancing digitization has provided answers to the bureaucratic problems faced by eGovernance services. This innovation led them to an era of automation, broadened the attack surface and made them a popular target for cyber attacks. eGovernance services utilize the internet, which is a location addressed system in which whoever controls its location controls not only the content itself but also the integrity and the access of that content. We propose GLASS, a decentralized solution that combines the InterPlanetary File System with Distributed Ledger Technology and Smart Contracts to secure eGovernance services. We also created a testbed environment where we measure the system's performance.


Chrysoulas, C., Thomson, A., Pitropakis, N., Papadopoulos, P., Lo, O., Buchanan, W. J., …Tsolis, D. (2022). GLASS: Towards Secure and Decentralized eGovernance Services using IPFS. In Computer Security. ESORICS 2021 International Workshops.

Conference Name 7th Workshop On The Security Of Industrial Control Systems & Of Cyber-Physical Systems (CyberICPS 2021). In Conjunction With ESORICS 2021
Conference Location Darmstadt, Germany
Start Date Oct 4, 2021
End Date Oct 8, 2021
Acceptance Date Sep 11, 2021
Online Publication Date Feb 8, 2022
Publication Date 2022
Deposit Date Oct 31, 2021
Publicly Available Date Feb 9, 2023
Publisher Springer
Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Number 13106
Book Title Computer Security. ESORICS 2021 International Workshops
ISBN 9783030954833; 9783030954840
Keywords eGovernance; Security; DLT; IPFS; DHT; Kademlia
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