A Novel Multicast Secure MQTT Messaging Protocol Framework for IoT-Related Issues

Sharnil Pandya*, Mayur Mistry, Ketan Kotecha, Anirban Sur, Pramit Parikh, Kashish Shah, Rutvij Dave

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Edge computing and fog computing have emerged as effective and efficient technologies for IoT-related issues. In the recent times, fellow researchers have proposed numerous researches under the area of edge and fog computing. Still, edge and fog computing have remained open research problems. In the proposed research work, we have proposed a MQTT-based broker security mechanism to protect the IoT-based system from a selection of security penetrations such as man-in-the-middle attacks, DDoS, DoS and many more. In general, MQTT broker architecture acts as an intermediator to establish connection between a publisher and subscriber. For secure communication between both the ends, it is essential to establish a novel security protocol which secure communication channel between subscribers and publishers. In the presented research work, we have proposed a novel authentication mechanism which makes the use of MQTT broker in achieving data privacy, authentication and data integrity. Furthermore, a detailed and rigorous analysis of a variety of security attacks has been analyzed and discussed in the end. At last but not the least, we have also presented multicast-MQTT secure messaging protocol and compared it with state-of-the-art methodologies such as RSA and advanced encryption standard.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Second International Conference on Computing, Communications, and Cyber-Security
Subtitle of host publicationIC4S 2020
EditorsPradeep Kumar Singh, Sławomir T. Wierzchoń, Sudeep Tanwar, Maria Ganzha, Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9789811607332
ISBN (Print)9789811607325
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Computing, Communications, and Cyber-Security, IC4S 2020 - Ghaziabad, India
Duration: 3 Oct 20204 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume203 LNNS
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


Conference2nd International Conference on Computing, Communications, and Cyber-Security, IC4S 2020

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