CIPSEC will be at ISCC'17

Monday, July 3, 2017
(Heraklion, Crete, Greece)

CIPSEC will be at ISCC'17 (22nd IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, 2017) represented by Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)

ISCC 2017, in its 22nd year, will provide an insight into the unique world stemming from the interaction between the fields of computers and communications. ISCC 2017 will provide an international technical forum for experts from industry and academia to exchange ideas and present results of on-going research in most state-of-the-art areas of computers and communications. This year, special focus will be on the challenging issues related to all the opportunities of computing, sensing and communication in the era of the integration of Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and Big Data.

Researches from FORTH are authors of the paper "Lightweight & Secure Industrial IoT Communications via the MQ Telemetry Transport Protocol" accepted to be presented at this conference.

Massive advancements in computing and communication technologies have enabled the ubiquitous presence of interconnected computing devices in all aspects of modern life, forming what is typically referred to as the “Internet of Things”. These major changes could not leave the industrial environment unaffected, with “smart” industrial deployments gradually becoming a reality; a trend that is often referred to as the 4th industrial revolution or Industry 4.0. Nevertheless, the direct interaction of the smart devices with the physical world and their resource constraints, along with the strict performance, security, and reliability requirements of industrial infrastructures, necessitate the adoption of lightweight as well as secure communication mechanisms. Motivated by the above, this paper highlights the Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT) as a lightweight protocol suitable for the industrial domain, presenting a comprehensive evaluation of different security mechanisms that could be used to protect the MQTT-enabled interactions on a real testbed of wireless sensor motes. Moreover, the applicability of the proposed solutions is assessed in the context of a real industrial application, analyzing the network characteristics and requirements of an actual, operating wind park, as a representative use case of industrial networks.