An Efficient Partial Key Pre-distribution Scheme for Chain Oriented Sensor Networks

Quazi Mamun, Sita Ramakrishnan, Bala Srinivasan

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Resource-constraint nature of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) makes the security issue certainly a big challenge. An efficient key management scheme is the pre-requisite to ensure security in WSN. In this paper we present a secured key management protocol (SecCOSEN) adopted on COSEN, a chain oriented sensor network, which is used for periodic data collection. SecCOSEN uses partial key pre-distribution and symmetric cryptography techniques. SecCOSEN shows high resilience to different security attacks. The protocol outperforms other random key pre-distribution protocols in the sense that it requires lower space, lower communication overhead and offers very high session key candidates.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTENCON 2008
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781424424092
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventIEEE Tencon (IEEE Region 10 Conference) - Hyderabad, India, India
Duration: 19 Nov 200821 Nov 2008


ConferenceIEEE Tencon (IEEE Region 10 Conference)


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