A Secure Key Predistribution Scheme for WSN Using Elliptic Curve Cryptography

Security in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is an upcoming research field which is quite different from traditional network security mechanisms. Many applications are dependent on the secure operation of a WSN, and have serious effects if the network is disrupted. Therefore, it is necessary to protect communication between sensor nodes. Key management plays an essential role in achieving security in WSNs. To achieve security, various key predistribution schemes have been proposed in the literature. A secure key management technique in WSN is a real challenging task. In this paper, a novel approach to the above problem by making use of Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) is presented.

Provided by: ETRI Journal Topic: Mobility Date Added: Oct 2011 Format: PDF

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