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EFFICIENT KEY MANAGEMENT AND AUTHENTICATION SCHEME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS

T. Lalitha1, R. Saravana Kumar2 and R. Hamsaveni3
  • 1 Department of MCA, Sona College of Technology, Salem-5. Tamilnadu, India
  • 2 Department of CSE, Jayam college of Eng and Technology, Dharmapuri, Tamilnadu, India
  • 3 SCSVMV University, Kanchipuram, India

Abstract

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) is vulnerable to node capture attacks in which an attacker can capture one or more sensor nodes and reveal all stored security information which enables him to compromise a part of the WSN communications. Due to large number of sensor nodes and lack of information about deployment and hardware capabilities of sensor node, key management in wireless sensor networks has become a complex task. Limited memory resources and energy constraints are the other issues of key management in WSN. Hence an efficient key management scheme is necessary which reduces the impact of node capture attacks and consume less energy. In this study, we develop a cluster based technique for key management in wireless sensor network.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 11 No. 6, 2014, 969-977

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2014.969.977

Submitted On: 22 January 2014 Published On: 10 April 2014

How to Cite: Lalitha, T., Kumar, R. S. & Hamsaveni, R. (2014). EFFICIENT KEY MANAGEMENT AND AUTHENTICATION SCHEME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 11(6), 969-977. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2014.969.977

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Keywords

  • Wireless Sensor Network
  • Cluster
  • Key Management
  • Authentication