Security support for in-network processing in wireless sensor networks

Jing Deng*, Richard Han, Shivakant Mishra

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The benefits of in-network processing for wireless sensor networks include improved scalability, prolonged lifetime, and increased versatility. This paper addresses the challenges associated with securing in-network processing within WSNs, and proposes a collection of mechanisms for delegating trust to aggregators that are not initially trusted by individual sensor nodes. Security mechanisms are proposed to address the downstream requirement that sensor nodes authenticate commands disseminated from parent aggregators. Conversely, security mechanisms are also proposed to address the upstream requirement that aggregators authenticate data produced by sensors before aggregating. Simulation results in ns2 of the proposed mechanisms for secure in-network processing are presented, as well as implementation on a mote testbed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st ACM workshop on Security of ad hoc and sensor networks, SASN '03
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages83-93
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)1581137834, 9781581137835
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event1st ACM Workshop on Security of Ad Hoc and Sensor networks (in association with 10th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security) - Fairfax, VA, United States
Duration: 31 Oct 200331 Oct 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 1st ACM Workshop on Security of Ad Hoc and Security of Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (in Association with 10th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security)

Conference

Conference1st ACM Workshop on Security of Ad Hoc and Sensor networks (in association with 10th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security)
CountryUnited States
CityFairfax, VA
Period31/10/0331/10/03

Keywords

  • In-network processing
  • Security mechanisms
  • Sensor networks

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