Int. J. of Security and Networks   »   2010 Vol.5, No.1

 

 

Title: An efficient secure data dissemination scheme for grid structure Wireless Sensor Networks

 

Author: Yu-Kai Hsiao, Ren-Junn Hwang

 

Addresses:
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Tamkang University, Tamshui 251, Taiwan, ROC.
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Tamkang University, Tamshui 251, Taiwan, ROC

 

Abstract: Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have been widely applied to sensing data from different environments. Owing to the resource limitations of WSNs, the data may be tampered easily during transmission. It may happen that data reach incorrect destinations or received incorrect data. It is an important issue for WSNs that base stations must receive correct data and ensure the data confidentiality. This paper proposes an efficient key management scheme and employs symmetric cryptography to secure the messages. In addition, we propose a secure routing protocol to provide a robust route. The proposed scheme further guarantees the destination should receive the data correctly.

 

Keywords: data dissemination; secure routing protocols; wireless sensor networks; WSNs; grid structure; wireless networks; security; data confidentiality; key management; symmetric cryptography.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJSN.2010.030720

 

Int. J. of Security and Networks, 2010 Vol.5, No.1, pp.26 - 34

 

Available online: 31 Dec 2009

 

 

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