Multi-user broadcast authentication in wireless sensor networks

Kui Ren, Wenjing Lou, Yanchao Zhang

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48 Scopus citations

Abstract

Broadcast authentication is a critical security service in wireless sensor networks (WSNs), as it allows the mobile users of WSNs to broadcast messages to multiple sensor nodes in a secure way. Although symmetric-key-based solutions such as μTESLA and multilevel μTESLA have been proposed, they all suffer from severe energy-depletion attacks resulted from the nature of delayed message authentication. This paper presents several efficient public-key-based schemes to achieve immediate broadcast authentication and thus avoid the security vulnerability intrinsic to μTESLA-like schemes. Our schemes are built upon the unique integration of several cryptographic techniques, including the Bloom filter, the partial message recovery signature scheme and the Merkle hash tree. We prove the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed schemes by a comprehensive quantitative analysis of their energy consumption in both computation and communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 4th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, SECON
Pages223-232
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 4th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, SECON - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2007Jun 21 2007

Publication series

Name2007 4th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, SECON

Other

Other2007 4th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, SECON
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/18/076/21/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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