Title: An efficient and secure RSA-based certificateless signature scheme for wireless sensor networks

Authors: Vimal Kumar; Rakesh Kumar; Jitendra Singh

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur-273010, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur-273010, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur-273010, India

Abstract: Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) consist of a large number of autonomous sensor nodes, spatially distributed to monitor environmental and physical conditions. As such networks use wireless environment for communication, they are highly vulnerable to security attacks. Various security solutions based on public key infrastructure (PKI) have been proposed in past. In this paper, we proposed an RSA-based certificateless signature scheme using service-oriented architecture (SOA). SOA is a type of middleware that supports application development and communication through various services deployed at every sensor node constituting the network. Random oracle model is a way to prove the security, correctness of cryptography based algorithms, which use exponential operations and hash functions. Proposed scheme provides security against type I and type II attack and reducing computation cost in signature generation phase. It has additional features viz., authentication, integrity, non-repudiation, scalability, heterogeneity, flexibility, interoperability, and reusability.

Keywords: wireless sensor network; WSN; RSA; type 1 and type 2 attack; certificateless signature; service-oriented architecture; SOA.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTMCC.2017.089589

International Journal of Trust Management in Computing and Communications, 2017 Vol.4 No.1, pp.17 - 35

Available online: 19 Jan 2018 *

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