Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
With the advent of low-power wireless sensor networks, a wealth of new applications at the interface of the real and digital worlds is emerging. A distributed computing platform that can measure properties of the real world, formulate intelligent inferences and instrument responses, requires strong foundations in distributed computing, artificial intelligence, databases, control theory and security. Before these intelligent systems can be deployed in critical infrastructures such as emergency rooms and power plants, the security properties of sensors must be fully understood. Existing wisdom has been to apply the traditional security models and techniques to sensor networks.