SPINS: Security Protocols for Sensor Networks

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SPINS: Security Protocols for Sensor Networks
As sensor networks edge closer towards wide-spread deployment, security issues become a central concern. So far, much research has focused on making sensor networks feasible and useful, and has not concentrated on security. We present a suite of security building blocks optimized for resourceconstrained environments and wireless communication. SPINS has two secure building blocks: SNEP and TESLA. SNEP provides the following important baseline security primitives: Data confidentiality, two-party data authentication, and data freshness. A particularly hard problem is to provide efficient broadcast authentication, which is an important mechanism for sensor networks. TESLA is a new protocol which provides authenticated broadcast for severely resource-constrained environments. We implemented the above protocols, and show that they are practical even on minimal hardware: the performance of the protocol suite easily matches the data rate of our network. Additionally, we demonstrate that the ...
Adrian Perrig, Robert Szewczyk, J. D. Tygar, Victo
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Updated 23 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2002
Authors Adrian Perrig, Robert Szewczyk, J. D. Tygar, Victor Wen, David E. Culler
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