A secure lightweight architecture for wireless sensor networks

M Collins, S Dobson, Paddy Nixon

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    Abstract

    The adoption and widespread deployment of wireless sensor networks means that security issues are of critical concern. To date, much research has focused on the usability of these networks in a variety of environments where conventional wired networks may not be feasible. However, less emphasis was placed on the security issues of employing a sensor network and its exposure to potential threats. Due to the severe physical constraints in sensor nodes, traditional cryptographic mechanisms are not suitable to deal with such potential security threats. This paper proposes a secure lightweight architecture that takes account of the constraints of sensor networks. With the use of a base station, a hierarchical network topology is formed that enables end-to-end communication between sensor nodes with the aid of intermediary nodes where necessary. The architecture also supports the detection and isolation of aberrant nodes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    EditorsJL Mauri, N Cardona
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages349-355
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-3367-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventProceedings of the Second International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies (UBICOMM) - Valencia, Spain
    Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceProceedings of the Second International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies (UBICOMM)
    Period1/01/08 → …

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    Collins, M., Dobson, S., & Nixon, P. (2008). A secure lightweight architecture for wireless sensor networks. In JL. Mauri, & N. Cardona (Eds.), Unknown Host Publication (pp. 349-355). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/UBICOMM.2008.65