Title: An efficient dynamic access control scheme for distributed wireless sensor networks

Authors: Santanu Chatterjee; Sandip Roy

Addresses: Research Center Imarat (RCI), Defence Research and Development Organization, Hyderabad 500 069, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Asansol Engineering College, Asansol, WB 713305, India

Abstract: In wireless sensor network (WSN) due to resource limitations, node capture attack and new node deployment, access control is essential. An access control allows neighbouring sensor nodes to authenticate each other and establish secret key for future secure communication. Most of the existing access control protocols are not secure against different active attacks also not scalable due to involvement of the base station in the new node deployment phase. In this paper, we propose a distributed dynamic access control method for large-scale WSNs. Our scheme is efficient in respect to communicational and computational overheads and also secure against all different possible known attacks. In our scheme, involvement of base station is not required during authentication and key establishment processes. Moreover, we simulate our scheme for formal security analysis using the automated validation of internet security protocols and applications (AVISPA) tool and show that our scheme is secure.

Keywords: distributed sensor networks; access control; key establishment; authentication; security; ECC; elliptic curve cryptography; AVISPA; automated validation of internet security protocols and applications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2018.088350

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2018 Vol.27 No.1, pp.1 - 18

Received: 27 Aug 2014
Accepted: 19 Jul 2015

Published online: 21 Nov 2017 *

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