Assessing Security in Energy-Efficient Sensor Networks

Y.W. Law, Sandro Etalle, S.O. Dulman, Pieter H. Hartel, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    In the EYES project, we are investigating self-organizing, collaborative, energy-efficient sensor networks. This study is devoted to the security aspects of the project. Our contribution is three-fold: firstly, we present a survey, where we discuss the dominant issues of energy-security trade-off in the network protocol and key management design space. From there we set out future research directions for our security framework. Secondly, we propose an assessment framework based on system profile, with which we have managed to carve out manageable design spaces from the seemingly infinite possibilities of ad hoc mobile wireless networks. Finally, we have benchmarked some well-known cryptographic algorithms in search for the best compromise in security and energy-efficiency, on a typical sensor node. Our preliminary investigations also cover an important parameter in the design space: the resource requirements of the symmetric key algorithms RC5 and TEA.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication18th IFIP TC11 Int. Conf. on Information Security and Privacy in the Age of Uncertainty (SEC)
    EditorsD. Gritzalis, S. De Capitani di Vimercati, P. Samarati, S.K. Katsikas
    Place of PublicationBoston, Massachusetts
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)1-4020-7449-2
    Publication statusPublished - May 2003
    EventIFIP TC11 18th International Conference on Information Security, SEC 2003 - Athens, Greece
    Duration: 26 May 200328 May 2003
    Conference number: 18

    Publication series

    NameIFIP series
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers


    OtherIFIP TC11 18th International Conference on Information Security, SEC 2003
    Abbreviated titleSEC


    • EWI-836
    • IR-46118
    • METIS-214079
    • SCS-Cybersecurity

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