Title

Hierarchical Self-Healing Key Distribution for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

9-2009

Abstract

Self-healing group key distribution aims to achieve robust key distribution over lossy channels in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). However, all existing self-healing group key distribution schemes in the literature consider homogenous WSNs which are known to be unscalable. Heterogeneous WSNs have better scalability and performance than homogenous ones. We are thus motivated to study hierarchial self-healing group key distribution, tailored to the heterogeneous WSN architecture. In particular, we revisit and adapt Dutta et al.’s model to the setting of hierarchical self-healing group key distribution, and propose a concrete scheme that achieves computational security and high efficiency.

Keywords

Wireless sensor network, self-healing group key distribution, wireless sensor network security

Discipline

Information Security

Research Areas

Cybersecurity

Publication

Security and Privacy in Communication Networks: 5th International ICST Conference, SecureComm 2009, Athens, Greece, September 14-18: Revised Selected Papers

Volume

19

First Page

285

Last Page

295

ISBN

9783642052842

Identifier

10.1007/978-3-642-05284-2_16

Publisher

Springer Verlag

City or Country

Berlin

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-05284-2_16