A framework for trusted wireless sensor networks

Joon S. Park, Abhishek Jain

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Wireless sensor technologies have become increasingly important in a variety of areas, including mission-critical applications. However, there are still many obstacles that we need to overcome before we apply the current wireless sensor network (WSN) technologies. Unlike traditional computing devices in a wired environment, the WSN faces significant challenges from wireless node devices, which usually have limitations in computational power, energy, and their working environment. In this paper we introduce a framework for a trusted large-scale WSN that provides a longer sensor lifetime, cost effectiveness, security, surviv-ability, and scalable management. Our framework uses clustering mechanisms and multiple cluster heads within a cluster where we switch the cluster heads based on their current energy levels or security/survivability reasons. We also present the Extended Random Key Pre-distribution scheme adapted for such a framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch Directions in Data and Applications Security XVIII - IFIP TC11/WG11.3 18th Annual Conference on Data and Applications Security
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)1402081278, 9781402081279
StatePublished - 2004
EventIFIP TC11/WG11.3 18th Annual Conference on Data and Applications Security - Sitges, Catalonia, Spain
Duration: Jul 25 2004Jul 28 2004

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


OtherIFIP TC11/WG11.3 18th Annual Conference on Data and Applications Security
CitySitges, Catalonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management


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