State Based Key Hop Protocol: A Lightweight Security Protocol for Wireless Networks

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ConferenceProceedings of the 1st ACM International Workshop on PerformanceEvaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks (PE-WASUN 2004), October 4, 2004., Venice, Italy
Subjectcomputer network security; wireless security; state based encryption; low power security; wireless sensor network security
AbstractState Based Key Hop (SBKH) protocol provides a strong, lightweight encryption scheme for battery operated devices, such as the sensors in a wireless sensor network, as well as small office home office (SOHO) users. Although SBKH can be applied to many underlying protocols, in this paper, we focus on integrating SBKH with 802.11. Hence we compare SBKH with other 802.11 security protocols and show that SBKH eliminates all the issues with wired equivalent privacy (WEP) protocol, using the existing hardware and software as much as possible at a power and processing cost that is much lower than WiFi Protected Access (WPA) 1.0 or 2.0, and is cheaper than WEP.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number47461
NPARC number5765238
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