Authenticated encryption in WSN using eSTREAM ciphers

Shakil Ahmad*, Arif Wahla, Firdous Kausar

*Corresponding author for this work

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Wireless Sensor Networks are gaining popularity due their wide spread application areas especially military, biomedical and cooperate sectors. Secure and authentic data exchange for sensitive and critical applications is a basic need. European Union's project eSTREAM ciphers have identified set of software implement-able stream ciphers with efficiency and security comparable to AES. Integration of an authentication mechanism with these software implement able stream ciphers remained an open challenge. Situation is further aggravated once target application platform is resource constrained in terms of energy, processing power and memory as in the case of WSNs. In this research work we have analyzed known authenticated encryption mechanisms using eSTREAM ciphers and their implementation in resource limited WSN environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Information Security and Assurance - Third International Conference and Workshops, ISA 2009, Proceedings
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Information Security and Assurance, ISA 2009 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jun 25 2009Jun 27 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5576 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference3rd International Conference on Information Security and Assurance, ISA 2009
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Authenticated Encryption
  • Security
  • Stream Ciphers
  • Wireless Sensor Networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science

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