Lightweight, distributed key agreement protocol for wireless sensor networks

Che Cheng Lin*, Shiuh-Pyng Shieh, Jia Chun Lin

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Abstract

Secure key establishment is a fundamental security service in wireless sensor networks. It enables sensor nodes to secure their communications from malicious eavesdropping or tampering. However, due to restricted computing power and limited memory space, traditional public key cryptosystems may not be applicable to sensor hardware. To address this problem, we propose a lightweight distributed key agreement protocol, which enables each sensor node to establish shared secret keys efficiently with its neighboring nodes without the computation of modular exponentiation like in public key cryptosystems. Our protocol utilizes one-way hash function and bit-wise comparison operations, which are efficient and feasible for sensor hardware. The results showed that our approach provides better secure connectivity with lower redundant storage cost than existing schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Secure System Integration and Reliability Improvement, SSIRI 2008
Pages96-102
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 19 Sep 2008
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Secure System Integration and Reliability Improvement, SSIRI 2008 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 14 Jul 200817 Jul 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Secure System Integration and Reliability Improvement, SSIRI 2008

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE International Conference on Secure System Integration and Reliability Improvement, SSIRI 2008
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period14/07/0817/07/08

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    Lin, C. C., Shieh, S-P., & Lin, J. C. (2008). Lightweight, distributed key agreement protocol for wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings - The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Secure System Integration and Reliability Improvement, SSIRI 2008 (pp. 96-102). [4579800] (Proceedings - The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Secure System Integration and Reliability Improvement, SSIRI 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/SSIRI.2008.30