Securing Wireless Sensor Networks

David Evans

Communications, Controls, and Signal Processing Seminar
Univeristy of Virginia, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
8 December 2003


Wireless sensor networks are often proposed for hostile environments where intruders can eavesdrop on transmissions, insert rogue transmissions, destroy nodes and capture their key material. The limited computation and energy resources in sensor nodes make many traditional cryptographic approaches impractical, but the embedding of nodes in physical environment offers opportunities for new approaches. This talk will assume no previous background in cryptography, and will introduce cryptographic primitives useful for securing sensor networks. It will summarize our group's recent work in secure aggregation, key distribution and neighbor recognition in the presence of wormhole attacks.

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