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Certificate-based pairwise key establishment protocol for wireless sensor networks


Porambage, Pawani; Kumar, Pardeep; Schmitt, Corinna; Gurtov, Andrei; Ylianttila, Mika (2013). Certificate-based pairwise key establishment protocol for wireless sensor networks. In: 10th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems, Sydney, Australia, 3 December 2013 - 5 December 2013, 1-8.

Abstract

In order to guarantee the privacy and safety of data transactions in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), secure key transportation and unique node identification have become major concerns. WSNs are deployed in a wide range of applications with a high demand for secure communications. When designing a secure key management protocol for WSNs, special attention should be given to the resource constraints of the devices and the scalability of the network. In this paper, we exploit public-key nature protocols to define a hybrid key establishment algorithm for symmetric key cryptography. We propose an Elliptic Curve Cryptography based implicit certificate scheme and show how to utilize the certificates for deriving pair-wise link keys in a WSN. By a performance and security analysis, we justify that the proposed scheme is well fitting with the functional and architectural features of WSNs. Both experimental results and theoretical analysis show that the proposed key establishment protocol is viable to deploy in a real-time WSN application.

Abstract

In order to guarantee the privacy and safety of data transactions in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), secure key transportation and unique node identification have become major concerns. WSNs are deployed in a wide range of applications with a high demand for secure communications. When designing a secure key management protocol for WSNs, special attention should be given to the resource constraints of the devices and the scalability of the network. In this paper, we exploit public-key nature protocols to define a hybrid key establishment algorithm for symmetric key cryptography. We propose an Elliptic Curve Cryptography based implicit certificate scheme and show how to utilize the certificates for deriving pair-wise link keys in a WSN. By a performance and security analysis, we justify that the proposed scheme is well fitting with the functional and architectural features of WSNs. Both experimental results and theoretical analysis show that the proposed key establishment protocol is viable to deploy in a real-time WSN application.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:5 December 2013
Deposited On:12 Feb 2014 13:43
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:35
Publisher:IEEE
Additional Information:© 2013 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Related URLs:http://www.swinflow.org/confs/icess2013/
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:8984

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