A secure authentication and key management scheme for Wireless Sensors Network

Sarmadullah Khan, Rafiullah Khan

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Abstract

In recent years, the adaptation of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) to application areas requiring mobility increased the security threats against confidentiality, integrity and privacy of the information as well as against their connectivity. Since, key management plays an important role in securing both information and connectivity, a proper authentication and key management scheme is required in mobility enabled applications where the authentication of a node with the network is a critical issue. In this paper, we present an authentication and key management scheme supporting node mobility in a heterogeneous WSN that consists of several low capabilities sensor nodes and few high capabilities sensor nodes. We analyze our proposed solution by using MATLAB (analytically) and by simulation (OMNET++ simulator) to show that it has less memory requirement and has good network connectivity and resilience against attacks compared to some existing schemes. We also propose two levels of secure authentication methods for the mobile sensor nodes for secure authentication and key establishment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSensor Systems and Software: 5th International Conference, S-CUBE 2014, Coventry, UK, October 6-7, 2014, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages51-60
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event5th International Conference on Sensor Systems and Software - Coventry, United Kingdom
Duration: 06 Oct 201407 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
PublisherSpringer International
ISSN (Electronic)1867-8211

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Sensor Systems and Software
Abbreviated titleS-CUBE-2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCoventry
Period06/10/201407/10/2014

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