Title

Using Trusted Computing Technology to Facilitate Security Enforcement in Wireless Sensor Networks

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

10-2008

Abstract

Security enforcement in wireless sensor networks is by no means an easy task, due to the inherent resource-constrained nature of sensor nodes. To facilitate security enforcement, we propose to incorporate more powerful high-end Security Enforcement Facilitators (SEFs) into wireless sensor networks. In particular, the SEFs are equipped with TCG-compliant Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs) to protect cryptographic secrets, perform authenticated booting and attest their platform state to a remote base station.As such, the SEFs act as online trusted third parties toeffectively monitor the states of sensor nodes, help in keymanagement, simplify secure routing, and facilitate accesscontrol.

Discipline

Information Security

Research Areas

Information Security and Trust

Publication

Proceedings of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Trusted Infrastructure Technologies Conference, IEEE Computer Society

First Page

43

Last Page

52

Identifier

10.1109/APTC.2008.13

Publisher

IEEE

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/APTC.2008.13