Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 7th International ICST Conference, MobiQuitous 2010, Sydeny, Australia, December 6-9, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Dynamic Authentication Scheme for Hierarchical Wireless Sensor Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29154-8_16,
        author={Junqi Zhang and Rajan Shankaran and Mehmet Orgun and Abdul Sattar and Vijay Varadharajan},
        title={A Dynamic Authentication Scheme for Hierarchical Wireless Sensor Networks},
        proceedings={Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 7th International ICST Conference, MobiQuitous 2010, Sydeny, Australia, December 6-9, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Authentication Wireless Sensor Networks},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29154-8_16}
    }
    
  • Junqi Zhang
    Rajan Shankaran
    Mehmet Orgun
    Abdul Sattar
    Vijay Varadharajan
    Year: 2012
    A Dynamic Authentication Scheme for Hierarchical Wireless Sensor Networks
    MOBIQUITOUS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29154-8_16
Junqi Zhang,*, Rajan Shankaran1,*, Mehmet Orgun1,*, Abdul Sattar2,*, Vijay Varadharajan1,*
  • 1: Macquarie University
  • 2: Griffith University
*Contact email: janson@science.mq.edu.au, rshankar@science.mq.edu.au, mehmet@science.mq.edu.au, A.Sattar@griffith.edu.au, vijay@science.mq.edu.au

Abstract

Sensor networks offer economically viable solutions for a wide variety of monitoring applications. In surveillance of critical infrastructure such as airports by sensor networks, security becomes a major concern. To resist against malicious attacks, secure communication between severely resource-constrained sensor nodes is necessary while maintaining scalability and flexibility to topology changes. A robust security solution for such networks must facilitate authentication of sensor nodes and the establishment of secret keys among nodes In this paper, we propose a decentralized authentication and key management framework for hierarchical ad hoc sensor networks. This scheme is light weight and energy aware and reduces the communication overhead.