TinyPBC: Pairings for Authenticated Identity-Based Non-Interactive Key Distribution in Sensor Networks
Source: Dublin City University
Key distribution in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is challenging. Symmetric cryptosystems can perform it efficiently, but they often do not provide a perfect trade-off between resilience and storage. Further, even though conventional public key and elliptic curve cryptosystem are computationally feasible on sensor nodes, protocols based on them are not. They require exchange and storage of large keys and certificates, which is expensive. Using Pairing-Based Cryptography (PBC) protocols, conversely, parties can agree on keys without any interaction.