Title

Privacy-Preserving Querying in Sensor Networks

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) provide sensing and monitoring services by means of many tiny autonomous devices equipped with wireless radio transceivers. With largescale WSNs being deployed on a long-term basis, not only security but also privacy issues must be taken into account. Furthermore, when network operators offer on-demand access to sensor measurements to their clients, query mechanisms should ideally leak neither client interests nor query patterns. In this paper, we present a privacy-preserving WSN query mechanism that uses standard cryptographic techniques. Besides preventing unauthorized entities from accessing sensor readings, it minimizes leakage of (potentially sensitive) information about users' query targets and patterns.

Keywords

Autonomous devices, Cryptographic techniques, Monitoring services, Network operator, On-Demand, Privacy issue, Privacy preserving, Query mechanisms, Query patterns, Sensor measurements, Sensor readings, Wireless radios

Discipline

Information Security

Research Areas

Information Security and Trust; Data Management and Analytics

Publication

ICCCN 2009: Proceedings of 18th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, 2-6 August 2009, San Francisco

First Page

1

Last Page

6

ISBN

9781424445813

Identifier

10.1109/ICCCN.2009.5235352

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

San Francisco, CA

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCCN.2009.5235352