A level key infrastructure for secure and efficient group communication in wireless sensor networks

Jyh-How Huang*, Jason Buckingham, Richard Han

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Abstract

Group communication to and from sets of sensor nodes is an important paradigm in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Securing this group communication is a difficult challenge given the energy-efficiency constraints posed by WSNs. In this paper, we introduce the protocol SLIMCAST, i.e. Secure Level key Infrastructure for MultiCAST and group communication, which uses level keys to provide an infrastructure that dramatically lowers the cost of nodes joining and leaving sensor groups. This level key infrastructure is shown to achieve energy-efficient key updates that are localized for group multicast 1→N communication, and can be further leveraged to achieve secure group aggregation N→1 communication. Simulation results comparing the performance of SLIMCAST to traditional secure group communication protocols are presented to demonstrate SLIMCAST's energy efficiency and flexibility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - First International Conference on Security and Privacy for Emerging Areas in Communications Networks, SecureComm 2005
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages249-260
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0769523692, 9780769523699
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Security and Privacy for Emerging Areas in Communications Networks, SecureComm 2005 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 Sep 20059 Sep 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - First International Conference on Security and Privacy for Emerging Areas in Communications Networks, SecureComm 2005
Volume2005

Other

Other1st International Conference on Security and Privacy for Emerging Areas in Communications Networks, SecureComm 2005
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period5/09/059/09/05

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