MASY: MAnagement of Secret KeYs for Federated Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks

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Executive Summary

Wireless Sensor Networks are becoming federated and mobile environments. These new capabilities pose a lot of new possibilities and challenges. One of these challenges is to create a secure environment to allow multiple trusted companies to share and merge their sensor network infrastructure. The most basic need for a secure environment is the deployment of key material. However, most current day research assumes pre-shared secrets between the sensor nodes of most, if not all, companies in a federation. These solutions are often not scalable nor mobile enough to meet realistic business requirements. Additionally, most key deployment protocols totally omit any connectivity with back-end infrastructure.

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