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Sensors 2015, 15(8), 19560-19582; doi:10.3390/s150819560

Secure and Authenticated Data Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks

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College of Technological Innovations, Zayed University, Khalifa City B,P.O. Box 144534 Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Institute of Computer Science, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Goldschmidtstrasse 7, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
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Academic Editor: Leonhard M. Reindl
Received: 1 June 2015 / Revised: 10 June 2015 / Accepted: 14 July 2015 / Published: 10 August 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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Abstract

Securing communications in wireless sensor networks is increasingly important as the diversity of applications increases. However, even today, it is equally important for the measures employed to be energy efficient. For this reason, this publication analyzes the suitability of various cryptographic primitives for use in WSNs according to various criteria and, finally, describes a modular, PKI-based framework for confidential, authenticated, secure communications in which most suitable primitives can be employed. Due to the limited capabilities of common WSN motes, criteria for the selection of primitives are security, power efficiency and memory requirements. The implementation of the framework and the singular components have been tested and benchmarked in our testbed of IRISmotes. View Full-Text
Keywords: sensors; WSN; cryptography; security; authentication; PKI; encryption; MAC sensors; WSN; cryptography; security; authentication; PKI; encryption; MAC
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Alfandi, O.; Bochem, A.; Kellner, A.; Göge, C.; Hogrefe, D. Secure and Authenticated Data Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2015, 15, 19560-19582.

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