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.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
EditorsJL Mauri, N Cardona
Pages349-355
Number of pages7
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 → …

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

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Sensor nodes
Sensor networks
Wireless sensor networks
Base stations
Topology
Communication

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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) https://doi.org/10.1109/UBICOMM.2008.65
Collins, M ; Dobson, S ; Nixon, Paddy. / A secure lightweight architecture for wireless sensor networks. Unknown Host Publication. editor / JL Mauri ; N Cardona. 2008. pp. 349-355
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Collins M, Dobson S, Nixon P. A secure lightweight architecture for wireless sensor networks. In Mauri JL, Cardona N, editors, Unknown Host Publication. 2008. p. 349-355 https://doi.org/10.1109/UBICOMM.2008.65