Securing sensor networks with location-based keys

Yanchao Zhang, Wei Liu, Wenjing Lou, Yuguang Fang

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Abstract

Wireless sensor networks are often deployed in unattended and hostile environments, leaving individual sensors vulnerable to security compromise. This paper proposes the novel notion of location-based keys for designing compromise-tolerant security mechanisms for sensor networks. Based on location-based keys, we develop a node-to-node authentication scheme, which is not only able to localize the impact of compromised nodes within their vicinity, but also to facilitate the establishment of pairwise keys between neighboring nodes. Compared with previous proposals, our scheme has perfect resilience against node compromise, low storage overhead, and good network scalability. We also demonstrate the use of location-based keys in combating a few notorious attacks against sensor network routing protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2005
Subtitle of host publicationBroadband Wireless for the Masses - Ready for Take-off
Pages1909-1914
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 26 2005
Event2005 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2005: Broadband Wirelss for the Masses - Ready for Take-off - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Mar 13 2005Mar 17 2005

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1525-3511

Other

Other2005 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2005: Broadband Wirelss for the Masses - Ready for Take-off
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period3/13/053/17/05

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Zhang, Y., Liu, W., Lou, W., & Fang, Y. (2005). Securing sensor networks with location-based keys. In 2005 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2005: Broadband Wireless for the Masses - Ready for Take-off (pp. 1909-1914). [NET30-1] (IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC; Vol. 4). https://doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2005.1424811