Wireless Threats and Key Management Issues

  • Michael G. Harvey
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)


Secure routing in wireless sensor networks and secure key management for mobility in non-cellular wireless and mobile networks are discussed in the light of threats that have to be addressed by networks connected to the mobile Internet. Current solutions involve large computation and communication overhead in the calculation of trust levels, expected outcomes or behaviors, and key handovers which compromise confidentiality and availability. These problems further motivate the need for a more efficient and flexible trust model that reflects human social interaction. A virtue-based trust model can be used to support the cooperation and collaboration required between network nodes in local information sharing schemes to securely route packets and distribute secret keys to target networks. In addition to protecting source and location confidentiality, such schemes can help ensure availability through energy-efficient information diffusion techniques.


Sensor Node Mobile Node Mobile Terminal Unknown Node Target Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Johns Hopkins UniversityPittsburghUSA

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