A Security Architecture for Personal Networks

A. Jehangir, S.M. Heemstra de Groot

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    Abstract

    Abstract Personal Network (PN) is a new concept utilizing pervasive computing to meet the needs of the user. As PNs edge closer towards reality, security becomes an important concern since any vulnerability in the system will limit its practical use. In this paper we introduce a security architecture designed for PNs. Our aim is to use secure but lightweight mechanisms suitable for resource constrained devices and wireless communication. We support pair-wise keys for secure cluster formation and use group keys for securing intra-cluster communication. In order to analyze the performance of our proposed mechanisms, we carry out simulations using ns-2. The results show that our mechanisms have a low overhead in terms of delay and energy consumption.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationFirst International Workshop on Personalized Networks
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA, USA
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages1-8
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-9792-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2006
    EventFirst International Workshop on Personalized Networks, San Jose, California, USA: First International Workshop on Personalized Networks -
    Duration: 21 Jul 2006 → …

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE
    Number2

    Conference

    ConferenceFirst International Workshop on Personalized Networks, San Jose, California, USA
    Period21/07/06 → …

    Keywords

    • METIS-238105
    • EWI-6187
    • IR-66212

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