WSNSF: Wireless Sensor Networks Security Framework

Tanveer Zia, Albert Zomaya

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Wireless sensor networks are result of developments in micro electro mechanical systems and wireless networks. These networks are made of tiny nodes which are becoming future of many applications where sensor networks are deployed in hostile environments. The deployment nature where sensor networks are prone to physical interaction with environment and resource limitations raises some serious questions to secure these nodes against adversaries. The traditional security measures are not enough to overcome these weaknesses. To address the special security needs of tiny sensor nodes and sensor networks as a whole we introduce a security framework. In our framework we emphasize on three areas: (1) cluster formation (2) secure key management scheme, and (3) a secure routing algorithm. Our security analysis shows that the framework presented in this paper meets the unique security needs of sensor networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAS 2006
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Sensor Applications Symposium (SAS06)
EditorsRobert Myers
Place of PublicationNew Jersey
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0780395808
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventIEEE Sensor Applications Symposium 2006 - Houston, Texas USA, New Zealand
Duration: 07 Feb 200609 Feb 2006


ConferenceIEEE Sensor Applications Symposium 2006
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


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