An Efficient Authentication and Key Establishment Scheme for Heterogeneous Sensor Networks

Sarmad Ullah Khan, Rafiullah Khan

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Abstract

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) consists of a large number of small and resource constrained devices. Due to their low cost, flexibility and self-organizing nature, these devices are used in various applications such as home and industrial automation, environmental and habitat monitoring and even in more security sensitive military applications in which security of the information in terms of both snooping and tampering is very important. Such applications introduce various security challenges to these resource constrained devices. To cope with these challenges, a proper authentication and keyestablishment is required. In this paper, we present an effective authentication and key establishmentscheme for the heterogeneous sensor networks. The proposed solution is tested using the OMNET++ simulator and results show that it provides better network connectivity, consume less memory and has better network resilience against attacks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2011 7th International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0769-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Emerging Technologies - Islamabad, Pakistan
Duration: 05 Sep 201106 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Emerging Technologies
Abbreviated title ICET 2011
Country/TerritoryPakistan
CityIslamabad
Period05/09/201106/09/2011

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