Trust Security Mechanism for Marine Wireless Sensor Networks
Walid Elgenaidi, Thomas Newe
Citation: Proceedings of the 2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 5, pages 1203–1208 (2015)
Abstract. To provide a strong security service in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), cryptographic mechanisms are required. Generally these security mechanisms demand intensive use of limited resource, such as memory, and energy to provide a defense against attacks. Monitoring the behavior of nodes and detecting risks according to these behaviors, and then taking decisions based on these measurements generally requires the use of a trusted Key Management scheme. In this paper we compare two existing security key management schemes that were designed for use in mobile ad hoc networks: ``An overlay approach to data security in ad hoc networks'' authored by Jorg Liebeherr, Guangyu Dong, and ''A hierarchical key management scheme for secure group communications in mobile ad hoc networks'' authored by Nen-Chung Wang, Shian-Zhang Fang. Then a Hybrid Security Key Management Mechanism designed for use in the marine environment is proposed. This scheme focuses on reducing the memory storage of keys, using a leader node that is responsible for both the node joining and the node revoke processes. This security mechanism is implementing in real time on the Waspmote sensor platform.