A Novel Power Balanced Encryption Scheme for Secure Information Exchange in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 176)

Abstract

A lot of research on wireless sensor network is focused on field of performance, security and energy. Public key cryptography suffers from high computational complexity and overhead, when Symmetric key schemes can be utilized more efficiently in order to provide more security. This paper proposes a more appropriate cryptography scheme for wireless sensor networks in respect of low energy consumption. The proposed security scheme overcomes the limitations of both public-key and symmetric-key protocols. The scheme is utilizes pre-distributed keys to implement data confidentiality service. Special attention has been given to data authenticity. The proposed scheme is suitable for data centric routing using direct diffusion protocols in wireless sensor networks.

Keywords

Wireless Sensor Network Public Key Cryptography Symmetric Key Cryptography Elliptic Curve Cryptography Scalable Encryption Algorithm RC5 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Sc. and EngineeringWest Bengal University of TechnologyKolkataIndia

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