FlyTrap: A Blockchain-based Proxy for Authorisation and Audit of MQTT Connections

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Abstract

MQTT brokers have become integral components of many IoT systems. However, the authorisation mechanisms defined by the MQTT protocol remain optional which may result in weak security configurations of MQTT brokers. In addition, with increasing prevalence of IoT solutions across many domains, MQTT brokers are used to forward various types of data including material that may be personal or commercially sensitive. Such data may be subject to a number of regulations (e.g. GDPR) which require trusted and auditable reporting that goes beyond local log files maintained by brokers. In this paper, we explore the potential of blockchains to facilitate a trusted and secure support infrastructure for authorisation and audit of MQTT connections
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE proceedings
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 18 Oct 2021
EventThe 8th International Conference on Internet of Things 2021: Systems, Management and Security 2021 - VIrtual, Gandia, Spain
Duration: 6 Dec 20219 Dec 2021
Conference number: 8th
https://emergingtechnet.org/IOTSMS2021/

Publication series

NameIEEE Proceedings
PublisherIEEE

Conference

ConferenceThe 8th International Conference on Internet of Things 2021
Abbreviated titleIOTSMS 2021
Country/TerritorySpain
CityGandia
Period6/12/219/12/21
Internet address

Keywords

  • Internet of things
  • MQTT
  • Blockchain
  • Trans security

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