Journal of Network and Systems Management

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 417–452

Configuration Tool for a Wireless Sensor Network Integrated Security Framework

  • Victor Cionca
  • Thomas Newe
  • Vasile Teodor Dădârlat
Article

Abstract

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) will benefit from security frameworks that provide easy to use security while hiding inherent complexity. In comparison to traditional networks, the hardware constraints of wireless sensors demand that network security be configured based on application parameters, in order to provide the desired level of security while efficiently using available resources. Such a security framework is discussed in this paper, with special focus on security configuration, where a configuration methodology is presented in detail. The methodology is implemented as a Java tool with SQLite database backing, and to prove its validity, a sample application is presented and tested. Also, experimental proofs are provided to support the methodology, and the general necessity of configuring security for WSN applications.

Keywords

Wireless sensor networks Security framework Security configuration 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor Cionca
    • 1
  • Thomas Newe
    • 1
  • Vasile Teodor Dădârlat
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electronic and Computer EngineeringUniversity of LimerickLimerickIreland
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceTechnical University of Cluj-NapocaCluj-NapocaRomania

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