Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Sensors (Switzerland)

Publication Date

8-10-2015

Abstract

© 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Securing communications in wireless sensor networks is increasingly important as the diversity of applications increases. However, even today, it is equally important for the measures employed to be energy efficient. For this reason, this publication analyzes the suitability of various cryptographic primitives for use in WSNs according to various criteria and, finally, describes a modular, PKI-based framework for confidential, authenticated, secure communications in which most suitable primitives can be employed. Due to the limited capabilities of common WSN motes, criteria for the selection of primitives are security, power efficiency and memory requirements. The implementation of the framework and the singular components have been tested and benchmarked in our tested of IRISmotes.

ISSN

1424-8220

Publisher

MDPI AG

Volume

15

Issue

8

First Page

19560

Last Page

19582

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Keywords

Authentication, Cryptography, Encryption, MAC, PKI, Security, Sensors, WSN

Scopus ID

84939220471

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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