Evaluating Secure Cluster Formation in Personal Networks

A. Jehangir, S.M. Heemstra de Groot

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    In this paper we evaluate our previously proposed security architecture for Personal Networks (PNs). Personal Network is a new concept utilizing pervasive and distributed computing to meet the needs of the user. We aim to secure Personal Networks with lightweight security mechanisms that are suitable for resource constrained devices yet robust enough for self organization and secure communication. In order to study the behavior of our proposed security mechanisms we developed a simulation environment in NS-2. The simulations are used to evaluate the overhead of our mechanisms and to understand the effects of key parameters. The results show that our mechanisms have low delay and energy requirements and are feasible for the heterogeneous devices we envision in our PN.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
    Place of PublicationPiscataway
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)1-4244-0659-5
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2007
    EventWireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2007 - Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Duration: 11 Mar 200715 Mar 2007

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press


    ConferenceWireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2007
    Abbreviated titleWCNC
    Country/TerritoryHong Kong
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    • IR-64438
    • METIS-242210
    • EWI-11328

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