ISBN: 978-981-11-0008-6 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2016.06.053
An Adaptive Energy-efficient SSL/TLS Method for the Internet of Things using MQTT on Wireless Networks
Abstract— Internet of Things (IoT) devices use MQTT, which is a lightweight messaging protocol, with
SSL/TLS for security communication. The original SSL/TLS selects a cipher suite that has the highest
preference at the negotiation step of a handshake. This selected cipher suite provides a high security level.
However, ensuring secure communication can be intensive for IoT devices when providing much higher
security than the expected security level. This limitation causes wasting excessive energy use and overhead in
the device. In this paper, we propose an adaptive energy-efficient SSL/TLS for IoT devices using MQTT
with SSL/TLS. Our proposed method provides suitable security communication that adapts to the
environment of the device. The experimental results demonstrate the validity of our proposed method, which
leads to an energy savings of 34.72%.
Index Terms— SSL/TLS, Internet of Things, message queuing telemetry transport, security.
Jin Hee Chung, Tae Ho Cho
College of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, KOREA
Cite: Jin Hee Chung, Tae Ho Cho, "An Adaptive Energy-efficient SSL/TLS Method for the Internet of Things using MQTT on Wireless Networks," Proceedings of 2016 6th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 340-344, Tokyo, 17-19 June, 2016.