Key distribution mechanisms for wireless sensor networks : a survey

Camtepe, Seyit A. & Yener, Bulent (2005) Key distribution mechanisms for wireless sensor networks : a survey. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA.

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Abstract

Advances in technology introduce new application areas for sensor networks. Foreseeable wide deployment of mission critical sensor networks creates concerns on security issues. Security of large scale densely deployed and infrastructure less wireless networks of resource limited sensor nodes requires efficient key distribution and management mechanisms. We consider distributed and hierarchical wireless sensor networks where unicast, multicast and broadcast type of communications can take place. We evaluate deterministic, probabilistic and hybrid type of key pre-distribution and dynamic key generation algorithms for distributing pair-wise, group-wise and network-wise keys.

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ID Code: 58478
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: key management, wireless sensor networks, survey
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2013 03:36
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2013 04:44

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