A new security scheme for wireless sensor networks

Junqi Zhang*, Vijay Varadharajan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are ad-hoc mobile networks in which the sensors have limited resources and communication capabilities. Secure communications in some wireless sensor networks are critical. Recently, several secure schemes for wireless sensor networks have been proposed. Localized combinatorial keying (LOCK) proposed by Mohamed Eltoweissy is secure wireless sensor network scheme based on the dynamical key management. In this paper, we present a new wireless sensor network security scheme. Our scheme is based on LOCK scheme and employees ID-based secure group key management. Our scheme have several advantages over the existing LOCK scheme. This scheme improves the wireless sensor network system security. It minimizes the number of key storage requirement and the number of the communication messages for rekeying. In addition, one unique advantage is that it does not affect any other nodes when evicting compromised node or moving the node from one location to another.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781424423248
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 30 Nov 20084 Dec 2008


Other2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA


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