Blockchain Based MFA Solution: the use of hydro raindrop MFA for information security on WordPress websites

  • João Antonio Aparecido Cardoso Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo – IFSP
  • Felipe Takeshi Ishizu Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo – IFSP
  • Jeferson Tadeu de Lima Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo – IFSP
  • Jefferson de Souza Pinto State University of Campinas – UNICAMP; Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo – IFSP https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8065-3938
Keywords: Authentication, Blockchain, Hydro Raindrop, 2FA, Information Security

Abstract

Goal: The present work aims to present how the use of a blockchain two-factor authentication solution 2FA on a page developed on WordPress can contribute to the information security regarding user authentication.

Design/Methodology/Approach: The research method employed is characterized as an exploratory research, since all the analysis is based on the theoretical reference data available on the subject. A field research was carried out in relation to the implementation of the multi-factor authentication plugin Hydro Raindrop MFA, which uses blockchain technology offered by The Hydrogen Technology Corporation and the Project Hydro platform over the Ethereum network. Thus, this paper sought to present and conceptualize some of the technologies used, pointing out their contribution to information security.

Results: The main results showed that the use of decentralized technology, such as blockchain and the Hydro Raindrop Plugin, can contribute considerably in the process of user authentication, which may strengthen the safeguard of the information and assets of individuals and organizations by inhibiting or reducing the possibility of successful a hacker attack. This solution is at the forefront of innovation with regard to data security because it uses advanced blockchain technology. It might contribute in a satisfactory way to the preservation of critical data and information that are the core value of many organizations of the industry 4.0.

Limitations of the investigation: This research was limited to analyzing how the implementation of the Hydro Raindrop multi-factor authentication solution on a WordPress page can be beneficial to ensure information security.

Practical implications: This study’s findings can contribute to entities interested in cybersecurity. As a suggestion for future works, analyses of plugins or similar solutions available on the market in distinct types of websites, or performance comparisons between them, may be relevant to contribute to scientific research.

Originality/Value: This work can contribute in an innovative way to scientific research, since it addresses a recently created solution that uses blockchain technology as its basis for a safer method of authentication.

Author Biographies

João Antonio Aparecido Cardoso, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo – IFSP

Bachelor of Accounting Science from Universidade São Francisco - USF with Post Graduation in Strategic Management of Information Technology from the Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology of São Paulo - IFSP. Currently works as Web Search Evaluator at a technology company and as Country Lead at a cryptocurrency trading company. Interested in topics related to Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Management, Accounting, Languages, Information Security, Innovation, Internet of Things IoT, and others.

Felipe Takeshi Ishizu, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo – IFSP

Graduated in Information Technology Management from FATEC, Bragança Paulista - SP, Brazil. Post Graduation in Strategic Management of Information Technology - GETI from the Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology of São Paulo - IFSP. Currently works as Systems Developer at a technology company. Interested in matters related to the Management and Internet of Things.

Jeferson Tadeu de Lima, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo – IFSP

Graduated in Information Technology Management from FATEC, Bragança Paulista - SP, Brazil. Post Graduation in Strategic Management of Information Technology - GETI from the Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology of São Paulo - IFSP. Currently works as a Project Manager at a technology company. Interested in subjects related to Project Management and Internet of Things.

Jefferson de Souza Pinto, State University of Campinas – UNICAMP; Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo – IFSP

Post-doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Campinas (2014, 2016 and 2018). Doctor (2012) with research in the area of Project Management and Master (2004) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Campinas. Specialist in Management of Industrial Processes from the University of Campinas (2002). Business Administrator with qualification in Foreign Trade from Universidade São Francisco (1999). Collaborating researcher and collaborating professor of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Campinas. Currently a professor at the Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology of São Paulo (IFSP), Campus Bragança Paulista. Experience and research in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Production and Operations Management, Quality Management, Supply Chain Management, and Project Management. Holds 27 scientific articles published in national and international journals in the areas mentioned.

Published
2019-05-26
How to Cite
Aparecido Cardoso, J. A., Ishizu, F., de Lima, J., & Pinto, J. (2019). Blockchain Based MFA Solution: the use of hydro raindrop MFA for information security on WordPress websites. Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 16(2), 281-293. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2019.v16.n2.a9
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