Security and Privacy in Mobile Information and Communication Systems. First International ICST Conference, MobiSec 2009, Turin, Italy, June 3-5, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Distributed Data Storage Scheme for Sensor Networks

Download
339 downloads
  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-04434-2_2,
        author={Abhishek Parakh and Subhash Kak},
        title={A Distributed Data Storage Scheme for Sensor Networks},
        proceedings={Security and Privacy in Mobile Information and Communication Systems. First International ICST Conference, MobiSec 2009, Turin, Italy, June 3-5, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBISEC},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Distributed data storage sensor networks},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-04434-2_2}
    }
    
  • Abhishek Parakh
    Subhash Kak
    Year: 2012
    A Distributed Data Storage Scheme for Sensor Networks
    MOBISEC
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-04434-2_2
Abhishek Parakh1,*, Subhash Kak1,*
  • 1: Oklahoma State University
*Contact email: parakh@cs.okstate.edu, subhashk@cs.okstate.edu

Abstract

We present a data storage scheme for sensor networks that achieves the targets of encryption and distributed storage simultaneously. We partition the data to be stored into numerous pieces such that at least a specific number of them have to be brought together to recreate the data. The procedure for creation of partitions does not use any encryption key and the pieces are implicitly secure. These pieces are then distributed over random sensors for storage. Capture or malfunction of one or more (less than a threshold number of sensors) does not compromise the data. The scheme provides protection against compromise of data in specific sensors due to physical capture or malfunction.