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Security management in heterogeneous distributed sensor networks

Pathan, Al-Sakib Khan (2011) Security management in heterogeneous distributed sensor networks. In: Ubiquitous Multimedia and Mobile Agents: Models and Implementations. IGI Global Publishers, USA. ISBN 9781613501078 (In Press)

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A Heterogeneous Distributed Sensor Network (HDSN) is a type of distributed sensor network where sensors with different functional types participate at the same time. In this sensor network model, the sensors are associated with different deployment groups but they cooperate with each other within and out of their respective groups. The heterogeneity of HDSN refers to the functional heterogeneity of the sensors participating in the network unlike the heterogeneity considered (e.g., considering transmission range, energy level, computation ability, sensing range) for traditional heterogeneous sensor networks. Taking this model into consideration, in this chapter we present a secure group association authentication mechanism using one-way accumulator which ensures that; before collaborating for a particular task, any pair of nodes in the same deployment group can verify the legitimacy of group association of each other. Secure addition and deletion of sensors are supported in this approach. In addition, a policy-based sensor addition procedure is also suggested. For secure handling of disconnected nodes of a group, we use an efficient pairwise key derivation scheme. Side by side proposing our mechanisms, we also discuss the characteristics of HDSN, its scopes, applicability, efficiency, challenges, and future. Before concluding the chapter, we also talk about the applicability of our security management framework for secure mobile multimedia delivery over sensor networks.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 6841/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heterogeneous Distributed Sensor Network (HDSN), security management
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Computer Science
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Computer Science
Depositing User: Dr. Al-Sakib Khan Pathan
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2011 13:06
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2011 13:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/579

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