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A forward and backward secure key management in wireless sensor networks for PCS/SCADA

Alzaid, Hani, Park, Dong-Gook, Gonzalez Nieto, Juan M., Boyd, Colin, & Foo, Ernest (2009) A forward and backward secure key management in wireless sensor networks for PCS/SCADA. In Proceedings of the 1st International ICST Conference on Sensor Systems and Software, 7-9 September 2009, Grand Hotel Duomo of Pisa, Pisa. (In Press)

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Abstract

Process Control Systems (PCSs) or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems have recently been added to the already wide collection of wireless sensor networks applications. The PCS/SCADA environment is somewhat more amenable to the use of heavy cryptographic mechanisms such as public key cryptography than other sensor application environments. The sensor nodes in the environment, however, are still open to devastating attacks such as node capture, which makes designing a secure key management challenging. In this paper, a key management scheme is proposed to defeat node capture attack by offering both forward and backward secrecies. Our scheme overcomes the pitfalls which Nilsson et al.'s scheme suffers from, and is not more expensive than their scheme.

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ID Code: 27605
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: wireless sensor network, supervisory control and data acquisition., key management, forward and backward secrecy, process control systems
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11528-8_6
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTATION THEORY AND MATHEMATICS (080200)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Past > Schools > School of Software Engineering & Data Communications
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Springer
Deposited On: 30 Sep 2009 08:28
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2012 16:34

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