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© 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.
Authentication, Cryptography, Encryption, MAC, PKI, Security, Sensors, WSN
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Alfandi, Omar; Bochem, Arne; Kellner, Ansgar; Göge, Christian; and Hogrefe, Dieter, "Secure and authenticated data communication in wireless sensor networks" (2015). All Works. 3037.
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