Towards Securing the Internet of Things with QUIC


February 27, 2020


Lars Eggert, NetApp

The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) February 2020 San Diego, CA, USA.

This paper is the first to evaluate the feasibility of deploying QUIC, a new UDP-based transport protocol currently undergoing IETF standardization, directly on resource-constrained IoT devices. It quantifies the storage, compute, memory and energy requirements of the Quant QUIC stack on two different IoT platforms, and finds that a minimal standards-compliant QUIC client currently requires approximately 58 to 63KB of flash, around 4KB of stack, and can retrieve 5KB of data in 4.2 to 5.1 s over 0-RTT or 1-RTT connections, using less than 16 KB of heap memory (plus packet buffers), less than 4 KB of stack memory and less than 1.09 J of energy per transaction.


A copy of the paper can be found at: Easychair preprint.