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Security Model and Framework for Information Aggregation in Sensor Networks

Manulis, Mark and Schwenk, Jörg (2009):
Security Model and Framework for Information Aggregation in Sensor Networks.
In: ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, pp. Article 13, 5, (2), DOI: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1498915.1498919,
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Abstract

Information aggregation is an important operation in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) executed for the purpose of monitoring and reporting of the environmental data. Due to the performance constraints of sensor nodes the in-network form of the aggregation is especially attractive since it allows to save expensive resources during the frequent network queries. Easy accessibility of networks and nodes and almost no physical protection against corruptions arise high security challenges. Especially, protection against attacks aiming to falsify the aggregated result is considered to be of prime importance. In this paper we design the first general framework for the secure information aggregation in WSNs focusing on scenarios where aggregation is performed by one of its nodes. The framework achieves security against node corruptions and is based solely on the symmetric cryptographic primitives that are more suitable for WSNs in terms of efficiency. We analyze performance of the framework and unlike many previous approaches increase confidence into it by a rigorous proof of security within the specially designed formal security model.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2009
Creators: Manulis, Mark and Schwenk, Jörg
Title: Security Model and Framework for Information Aggregation in Sensor Networks
Language: German
Abstract:

Information aggregation is an important operation in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) executed for the purpose of monitoring and reporting of the environmental data. Due to the performance constraints of sensor nodes the in-network form of the aggregation is especially attractive since it allows to save expensive resources during the frequent network queries. Easy accessibility of networks and nodes and almost no physical protection against corruptions arise high security challenges. Especially, protection against attacks aiming to falsify the aggregated result is considered to be of prime importance. In this paper we design the first general framework for the secure information aggregation in WSNs focusing on scenarios where aggregation is performed by one of its nodes. The framework achieves security against node corruptions and is based solely on the symmetric cryptographic primitives that are more suitable for WSNs in terms of efficiency. We analyze performance of the framework and unlike many previous approaches increase confidence into it by a rigorous proof of security within the specially designed formal security model.

Journal or Publication Title: ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks
Volume: 5
Number: 2
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 11:51
DOI: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1498915.1498919
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2009-0011
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