Duration: September 2017- July 2018
University: Concordia University of Edmonton
Present position: IT specialist at RMC Group of Companies
Project/Thesis Title: Lightweight Authentication for MQTT by using Topic-Based Self Key Agreement and Block Cipher
Abstract: A Secure application layer protocol is critical with the worldwide spread of the internet of things (IoT). Today, the most widely used protocol is Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT), however, it has its drawbacks, such as being subject to cipher attacks. To resolve these issues, the Block cipher method for Securing MQTT (BS-MQTT) is proposed. This scheme allows the MQTT broker to sign the tokens with the validity of single encryption and avoids the replay attacks using security tokens.