Key management systems for sensor networks in the context of the Internet of Things

TitleKey management systems for sensor networks in the context of the Internet of Things
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsR. Roman, C. Alcaraz, J. Lopez, and N. Sklavos
JournalComputers & Electrical Engineering
Volume37
Pagination147-159
Date PublishedMar 2011
PublisherElsevier
ISSN Number0045-7906
Abstract

If a wireless sensor network (WSN) is to be completely integrated into the Internet as part of the Internet of Things (IoT), it is necessary to consider various security challenges, such as the creation of a secure channel between an Internet host and a sensor node. In order to create such a channel, it is necessary to provide key management mechanisms that allow two remote devices to negotiate certain security credentials (e.g. secret keys) that will be used to protect the information flow. In this paper we will analyse not only the applicability of existing mechanisms such as public key cryptography and pre-shared keys for sensor nodes in the IoT context, but also the applicability of those link-layer oriented key management systems (KMS) whose original purpose is to provide shared keys for sensor nodes belonging to the same WSN.

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6V25-527FRSD-1/2/62661c595153993639c43b9b331d8d66
DOI10.1016/j.compeleceng.2011.01.009
Citation Keyroman2011
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