Title

Computationally Secure Hierarchical Self-Healing Key Distribution for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

12-2009

Abstract

Self-healing group key distribution is a primitive aimed to achieve robust key distribution in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) over lossy communication channels. However, all the existing self-healing group key distribution schemes in the literature are designed for homogenous WSNs that do not scale. In contract, heterogeneous WSNs have better scalability and performance. We are thus motivated to study self-healing group key distribution for heterogeneous WSNs. In particular, we propose the concept of hierarchical self-healing group key distribution, tailored to the heterogeneous WSN architecture; we further revisit and adapt Dutta et al.’s model to the setting of hierarchical self-healing group key distribution, and propose concrete schemes that achieve computational security and high efficiency.

Keywords

Heterogeneous wireless sensor network, self-healing group key distribution, scalability

Discipline

Information Security

Research Areas

Cybersecurity

Publication

Information and Communications Security: 11th International Conference, ICICS 2009, Beijing, China, December 14-17: Proceedings

Volume

5927

First Page

135

Last Page

149

ISBN

9783642111457

Identifier

10.1007/978-3-642-11145-7_12

Publisher

Springer Verlag

City or Country

Berlin

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-11145-7_12