An efficient key management scheme for heterogeneous sensor networks

Xiaojiang Du, Sghaier Guizani, Yang Xiao, Hsiao Hwa Chen

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Abstract

Security is critical for sensor networks deployed in hostile environments. Previous research on sensor network security mainly considers homogeneous sensor networks, i.e., all sensor nodes have the same capabilities. Many security schemes designed for homogeneous sensor networks suffer from high communication/computation overhead, and/or large storage requirement. We adopt a Heterogeneous Sensor Network (HSN) model to overcome these problems. In this paper, we present an efficient Asymmetric Pre-distribution (AP) key management scheme that takes advantage of the powerful high-end sensors (H-sensors) in an HSN. The AP scheme utilizes the large storage of H-sensors and pre-load each H-sensor with a relatively large number of keys. The AP scheme dramatically reduces the total storage space for key pre-distribution. The performance evaluation and security analysis show that the AP scheme provides better security than existing key management schemes, while achieving significant reduction on sensor storage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
EventIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2006 Nov 272006 Dec 1

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference

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OtherIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period06-11-2706-12-01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Du, X., Guizani, S., Xiao, Y., & Chen, H. H. (2006). An efficient key management scheme for heterogeneous sensor networks. In IEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference [4150891] (GLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2006.261