Improving MQTT by Inclusion of Usage Control

Due to the increasing pervasiveness of Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Everything (IoE) devices, securing both their communications and operations has become of capital importance. Among the several existing IoT protocols, Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT) is a widely-used general purpose one, usable in both constrained and powerful devices, which coordinates data exchanges through a publish/subscribe approach. In this paper, we propose a methodology to increase the security of the MQTT protocol, by including Usage Control in its operative workflow.

Antonio La Marra
Fabio Martinelli
Paolo Mori
Athanasios Rizos
Andrea Saracino
Author (ESR): 
Athanasios Rizos (Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche)