Forward secure communication in wireless sensor networks

S. Mauw, I. Vessem, van, B. Bos

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We propose a set of security provisions for node to base station communication in wireless sensor networks. It supports standard security requirements, viz. authentication of the origin of data and confidentiality of data. Additionally we use key evolution to achieve forward security which is of particular importance in the face of node capture attacks. As a bonus we obtain implicit weak freshness without message expansion. We take the typical resource constraints of wireless sensor networks into account. The security provisions can be superimposed on several communication models, such as the epidemic communication model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity in Pervasive Computing (Proceedings of the Third International Conference, SPC'06, York, UK, April 18-21, 2006)
EditorsJ.A. Clark, xx et al.
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)3-540-33376-2
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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