Cross Layer Implementation of Key Establishment and Configuration Protocols in WSN
Security in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) can be achieved by establishing shared keys among the neighbor sensor nodes to create secure communication links. The protocol to be used for such a pairwise key establishment is a key factor determining the energy to be consumed by each sensor node during the secure network configuration. On the other hand, to achieve the optimum network configuration, nodes may not need to establish pairwise keys with all of their neighbors. Because, links to be established are defined by the network configuration protocol and as long as the network connectivity requirements are satisfied, number of links to be secured can be limited accordingly.