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A routing path construction method for key dissemination messages in sensor networks.

Moon SY, Cho TH - ScientificWorldJournal (2014)

Bottom Line: Authentication is an important security mechanism for detecting forged messages in a sensor network.Each cluster head (CH) in dynamic key distribution schemes forwards a key dissemination message that contains encrypted authentication keys within its cluster to next-hop nodes for the purpose of authentication.The forwarding path of the key dissemination message strongly affects the number of nodes to which the authentication keys in the message are actually distributed.

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Affiliation: College of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746, Republic of Korea.

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Authentication is an important security mechanism for detecting forged messages in a sensor network. Each cluster head (CH) in dynamic key distribution schemes forwards a key dissemination message that contains encrypted authentication keys within its cluster to next-hop nodes for the purpose of authentication. The forwarding path of the key dissemination message strongly affects the number of nodes to which the authentication keys in the message are actually distributed. We propose a routing method for the key dissemination messages to increase the number of nodes that obtain the authentication keys. In the proposed method, each node selects next-hop nodes to which the key dissemination message will be forwarded based on secret key indexes, the distance to the sink node, and the energy consumption of its neighbor nodes. The experimental results show that the proposed method can increase by 50-70% the number of nodes to which authentication keys in each cluster are distributed compared to geographic and energy-aware routing (GEAR). In addition, the proposed method can detect false reports earlier by using the distributed authentication keys, and it consumes less energy than GEAR when the false traffic ratio (FTR) is ≥ 10%.

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Neighbor discovery process using Hello and Response messages.
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fig4: Neighbor discovery process using Hello and Response messages.

Mentions: The node receiving the Hello message verifies the message, and if the verification result is true, it replies to the sender with a Response message. The Response message includes the receiver's ID, the distance from the receiver to the sink node, the energy consumption of the receiver, the secret key indexes of the receiver, and a MAC. The MAC in the Response message is generated using the group key and is used for detecting a forged Response message. Figure 4 shows the exchange of Hello and Response messages among neighbor nodes.


A routing path construction method for key dissemination messages in sensor networks.

Moon SY, Cho TH - ScientificWorldJournal (2014)

Neighbor discovery process using Hello and Response messages.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig4: Neighbor discovery process using Hello and Response messages.
Mentions: The node receiving the Hello message verifies the message, and if the verification result is true, it replies to the sender with a Response message. The Response message includes the receiver's ID, the distance from the receiver to the sink node, the energy consumption of the receiver, the secret key indexes of the receiver, and a MAC. The MAC in the Response message is generated using the group key and is used for detecting a forged Response message. Figure 4 shows the exchange of Hello and Response messages among neighbor nodes.

Bottom Line: Authentication is an important security mechanism for detecting forged messages in a sensor network.Each cluster head (CH) in dynamic key distribution schemes forwards a key dissemination message that contains encrypted authentication keys within its cluster to next-hop nodes for the purpose of authentication.The forwarding path of the key dissemination message strongly affects the number of nodes to which the authentication keys in the message are actually distributed.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: College of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746, Republic of Korea.

ABSTRACT
Authentication is an important security mechanism for detecting forged messages in a sensor network. Each cluster head (CH) in dynamic key distribution schemes forwards a key dissemination message that contains encrypted authentication keys within its cluster to next-hop nodes for the purpose of authentication. The forwarding path of the key dissemination message strongly affects the number of nodes to which the authentication keys in the message are actually distributed. We propose a routing method for the key dissemination messages to increase the number of nodes that obtain the authentication keys. In the proposed method, each node selects next-hop nodes to which the key dissemination message will be forwarded based on secret key indexes, the distance to the sink node, and the energy consumption of its neighbor nodes. The experimental results show that the proposed method can increase by 50-70% the number of nodes to which authentication keys in each cluster are distributed compared to geographic and energy-aware routing (GEAR). In addition, the proposed method can detect false reports earlier by using the distributed authentication keys, and it consumes less energy than GEAR when the false traffic ratio (FTR) is ≥ 10%.

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