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A Tree-Based Approach for Secure Key Distribution in Wireless Sensor Networks

Blaß, E.; Conrad, M.; Zitterbart, Martina

Abstract (englisch):
Providing security for wireless sensor networks is a challenging task. Besides physical restrictions like limited computing abilities and available memory storage, a major problem results from the lack of any infrastructure components in a sensor network. Central components for security like e.g. key-distribution centers or Central Authorities (CA) are impossible to realize. It is therefore difficult to distribute encryption keys necessary for secure communication among sensors. This paper presents a novel approach to securely distribute keys to sensors joining the network. The approach is self organizing and minimizes memory consumptions as well as radio transmissions.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Telematik (TM)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Jahr 2005
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000087003
Erschienen in REALWSN - Workshop on Real-World Wireless Sensor Networks, Stockholm, Sweden, Juni 2005. Ed.: T. Voigt
Verlag Stockholm, Sweden
Serie Technical Report, SICS - Swedish Institute of Computer Science ; T2005:09
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