Lightweight Security for MQTT-SN

 
 
 
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    This study discusses a method to secure Message Queuing Telemetry Transport-Sensor network (MQTT-SN). MQTT-SN is a popular data communication protocol used in developing IoT applications and can be secured by augmenting it with a security scheme. In this work, several lightweight encryption schemes to be used in tandem with MQTT-SN were tested and analysed. The best algorithm is identified based on the speed of encryption and overall power consumption when implemented in IoT environment. It was found that L-BLOCK is the overall performer in securing MQTT-SN and should be highly considered when developing IoT applications.

     

     


     

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    MQTT-SN; MQTT; Internet of Things; Lightweight Security; Encryption; LBLOCK; UDP; Block Cipher.

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Article ID: 21389
 
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v7i4.11.21389




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