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A New Security Protocol Based on Elliptic Curve Cryptosystems for Securing Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Seog Chung Seo
  • Hyung Chan Kim
  • R. S. Ramakrishna
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4097)

Abstract

In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of a new security protocol based on Elliptic Curve Cryptosystems (ECC) for securing Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Some public-key-based protocols such as TinyPK and EccM 2.0 have already been proposed in response. However, they exhibit poor performance. Moreover, they are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks. We propose a cluster-based Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH) and Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) for efficiency and security during the pairwise key setup and broadcast authentication phases, respectively. We have implemented our protocol on 8-bit, 7.3828-MHz MICAz mote. The experimental results indicate the feasibility of our protocol for WSNs.

Keywords

Sensor Node Wireless Sensor Network Elliptic Curve Security Protocol Normal Node 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seog Chung Seo
    • 1
  • Hyung Chan Kim
    • 1
  • R. S. Ramakrishna
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information and CommunicationsGwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)GwangjuRep. of Korea

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