EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things 18(12): e1

Research Article

Securing Communication in MQTT enabled Internet of Things with Lightweight security protocol

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.6-4-2018.154390,
        author={Adil Bashir and Ajaz Hussain Mir},
        title={Securing Communication in MQTT enabled Internet of Things with Lightweight security protocol},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things},
        volume={18},
        number={12},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={IOT},
        year={2018},
        month={4},
        keywords={Internet of Things (IoT), Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP), Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT), IoT Security, MQTT Broker},
        doi={10.4108/eai.6-4-2018.154390}
    }
    
  • Adil Bashir
    Ajaz Hussain Mir
    Year: 2018
    Securing Communication in MQTT enabled Internet of Things with Lightweight security protocol
    IOT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.6-4-2018.154390
Adil Bashir1,*, Ajaz Hussain Mir1
  • 1: Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering , National Institute of Technology Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
*Contact email: adilbashir.445@gmail.com

Abstract

This paper proposes a security algorithm for Internet of Things (IoT) using simple lightweight cryptographic operations. The main advantage of the proposed algorithm is the simplicity, energy efficiency and the speed of algorithm such that it can be computed quickly using a low-power microcontroller. The encryption of the sensed data is performed using simple operations so as to consume smaller amount of node energy. To test the effectiveness, of the proposed algorithm, an experimental rig is set up to implement the proposed algorithm. The analysis confirms that the proposed algorithm provides end-to-end encryption and imparts security against likely attacks such as brute force attack, spoofing attack, and has small code footprint. It is envisaged that the algorithm can be very useful in securing message transmissions in Internet of Things.