Secure Data Transmission Scheme Based on Elliptic Curve Cryptography for Internet of Things

  • Yasmine HarbiEmail author
  • Zibouda Aliouat
  • Saad Harous
  • Abdelhak Bentaleb
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 64)


In recent years, Internet of Things (IoT) has made extraordinary progress in human lives from healthcare applications to daily chores. The IoT enables everyday object to be connected to the Internet. These devices are embedded with sensors and actuators in order to collect and share data. However, the transmission of the collected data may face several security and privacy concerns. To overcome this problem, we propose a Secure Data Transmission Scheme (SDTS) that improves communication security in cluster-based Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). The SDTS is based on Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) due to its ability to provide high security level with small key size. The proposed method achieves several security requirements including confidentiality, integrity, and authentication. Moreover, it resists different security attacks like brute force attack, replay attack, and sinkhole attack. The performance analysis shows that SDTS is relatively efficient in term of communication cost.


Security Privacy Wireless Sensor Networks Security requirements Security attacks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasmine Harbi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zibouda Aliouat
    • 1
  • Saad Harous
    • 2
  • Abdelhak Bentaleb
    • 3
  1. 1.LRSD Laboratory, Computer Science DepartmentFerhat Abbas University Setif1SetifAlgeria
  2. 2.College of Information Technology, United Arab Emirates UniversityAl AinUAE
  3. 3.National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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