A random key distribution scheme for securing wireless sensor network

Firdous Kausar*, Ashraf Masood

*Corresponding author for this work

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Sensor networks are expected to play an essential role in the upcoming age of pervasive computing. Due to their constraints in computation, memory, and power resources, their susceptibility to physical capture, and use of wireless communications, security is a challenge in these networks. The scale of deployment of wireless sensor networks requires careful decisions and trade-offs among various security measures. In this paper we present a key management scheme based on the basic random key predistribution scheme. Our analysis of this scheme shows that it is resilient to node capture and provide features such as dynamic security, low-complexity, node to node authentication, global and continuous authentication of every node in thee network and multiple level of encryption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th IEEE International Multitopic Conference 2006, INMIC
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event10th IEEE International Multitopic Conference 2006, INMIC - Islamabad, Pakistan
Duration: Dec 23 2006Dec 24 2006

Publication series

Name10th IEEE International Multitopic Conference 2006, INMIC


Conference10th IEEE International Multitopic Conference 2006, INMIC


  • Global authentication
  • Key management
  • Node to node authentication
  • Random key distribution
  • Wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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