On Building a Lightweight Security Architecture for Sensor Networks

  • Taejoon Park
  • Kang G. Shin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4097)


Sensor networks are characterized by their large-scale and unattended deployment that invites numerous critical attacks, thereby necessitating high-level security support for their intended applications and services. However, making sensor networks secure is challenging due mainly to the fact that sensors are battery-powered and it is usually very difficult to change or recharge their batteries. In this paper, we give a comprehensive overview of recent research results for securing such sensor networks, and then describe how to build a security framework, called a Lightweight Security Architecture (LiSA), for sensor networks, which achieves energy-aware security via closely-coupled, mutually-complementary security solutions.


Sensor Network Sensor Node Wireless Sensor Network Security Protocol Sensor Device 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Taejoon Park
    • 1
  • Kang G. Shin
    • 2
  1. 1.Samsung Advanced Institute of TechnologySuwonKorea
  2. 2.Real-Time Computing Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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