A Provable and Secure Key Exchange Protocol Based on the Elliptical Curve Diffe–Hellman for WSN

  • Ummer IqbalEmail author
  • Saima Shafi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 750)


Key Exchange serves as bedrock of all cryptographic primitives. As WSN are resource constraint by virtue of limited resources, traditional cryptographic protocols are not optimal. Elliptical Curve Cryptosystems have shown significant computational advantage than other systems. Elliptical Curve Diffe–Hellman is a standard protocol for establishing shared keys. However, it is susceptible to Man-in-the-Middle Attack because there is no authentication between two parties. In this paper, Formal security validation of ECDH has been performed on AVISPA. An enhanced authenticated key exchange protocol based on ECC has been presented to overcome the limitations of ECDH. The proposed protocol provides a prefect resilience to lack of authentication based attacks like Man-in-the-Middle Attack. The protocol has been designed on the principle of ECDH. The Formal security validation of the developed protocol has also been done using AVISPA.




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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of Electronics and Information TechnologyJammu and KashmirIndia
  2. 2.Shri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and TechnologyChandigarhIndia

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