A Minimal Protocol for Authenticated Key Distribution in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Title A Minimal Protocol for Authenticated Key Distribution in Wireless Sensor Networks
Author Singh, Kalvinder; Muthukkumarasamy, Vallipuram
Publication Title Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Intelligent Sensing and Information Processing
Editor M Palaniswami
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Piscattaway, NJ, USA
Publisher IEEE
Abstract Wireless sensor networks provide solutions to a range of monitoring problems. However, they introduce a new set of problems mainly due to small memories, weak processors, limited energy and small packet size. Thus only a very few conventional protocols can readily be used in sensor networks. This paper proposes efficient protocols to distribute keys in wireless sensor networks. This is achieved without the necessity of using traditional encryption. The proposed solution replicates the authentication server such that a group of malicious and colluding servers cannot compromise security or disrupt service. We show that the proposed multiple server authentication protocols will only have O(n) complexity, where n is the number of authentication servers. The protocols use information from the sensor nodes and the servers to generate a new key, and do not solely rely on the sensor nodes to generate good random numbers. The scheme works well even when the base stations are untrusted. The proposed protocols guarantee that the new key is fresh and that the communicating nodes use the same key.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.icisip.org/2006/
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ISBN 1424406110
Conference name Fourth International Conference on Intelligent Sensing and Information Processing
Location Bangalore
Date From 2006-12-15
Date To 2006-12-18
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/11508
Date Accessioned 2007-03-15
Date Available 2007-08-02T21:46:49Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Subject Communications Technologies; Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences; Science & Technology
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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