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An Efficient Scheme for Establishing Pairwise Keys for Wireless Sensor Networks

Gupta, Abhishek and Nuggehalli, Pavan and Kuri, Joy (2007) An Efficient Scheme for Establishing Pairwise Keys for Wireless Sensor Networks. In: 2nd International Conference on Communication Systems Software and Middleware, 2007. COMSWARE 2007. , 7-12 Jan. 2007 , Bangalore .

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This paper addresses the problem of secure path key establishment in wireless sensor networks that uses the random key pre-distribution technique. Inspired by the recent proxy-based scheme in the work of Ling and Znati (2005) and Li et al. (2005), we introduce a friend-based scheme for establishing pairwise keys securely. We show that the chances of finding friends in a neighbourhood are considerably more than that of finding proxies, leading to lower communication overhead. Further, we prove that the friend-based scheme performs better than the proxy-based scheme both in terms of resilience against node capture as well as in energy consumption for pairwise key establishment, making our scheme more feasible.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electronic Systems Engineering (Formerly Centre for Electronic Design & Technology)
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2011 09:42
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2011 09:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/41368

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