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Sensors 2008, 8(12), 7866-7881; doi:10.3390/s8127866

A Novel Re-keying Function Protocol (NRFP) For Wireless Sensor Network Security

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School of Information Science and Engineering; Central South University / Hunan, ChangSha, 410083, P. R. China
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Hunan University / Hunan, ChangSha, 410082, P. R. China
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Received: 20 August 2008 / Revised: 13 November 2008 / Accepted: 17 November 2008 / Published: 4 December 2008
(This article belongs to the Section Chemical Sensors)
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Abstract

This paper describes a novel re-keying function protocol (NRFP) for wireless sensor network security. A re-keying process management system for sensor networks is designed to support in-network processing. The design of the protocol is motivated by decentralization key management for wireless sensor networks (WSNs), covering key deployment, key refreshment, and key establishment. NRFP supports the establishment of novel administrative functions for sensor nodes that derive/re-derive a session key for each communication session. The protocol proposes direct connection, in-direct connection and hybrid connection. NRFP also includes an efficient protocol for local broadcast authentication based on the use of one-way key chains. A salient feature of the authentication protocol is that it supports source authentication without precluding in-network processing. Security and performance analysis shows that it is very efficient in computation, communication and storage and, that NRFP is also effective in defending against many sophisticated attacks. View Full-Text
Keywords: Session key; Re-keying function; Session key derivation Session key; Re-keying function; Session key derivation
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Abdullah, M.Y.; Hua, G.W.; Alsharabi, N. A Novel Re-keying Function Protocol (NRFP) For Wireless Sensor Network Security. Sensors 2008, 8, 7866-7881.

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