Journal of Network and Systems Management

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 417–452 | Cite as

Configuration Tool for a Wireless Sensor Network Integrated Security Framework

  • Victor CioncaEmail author
  • Thomas Newe
  • Vasile Teodor Dădârlat


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.


Wireless sensor networks Security framework Security configuration 



The authors wish to thank the following for their financial support: the Embark Initiative and Intel, who fund this research through the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) postgraduate Research Scholarship Scheme. Also, many thanks go to the anonymous reviewers for their most valuable comments that helped complete this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor Cionca
    • 1
    Email author
  • 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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