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A Research Study on different Key Management Strategies for Large Scale WSNs

Premakumar M. N., Ramesh S. Published in Wireless.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2018
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Premakumar M. N., Ramesh S
10.5120/cae2018652801

Premakumar M N. and Ramesh S. A Research Study on different Key Management Strategies for Large Scale WSNs. Communications on Applied Electronics 7(24):1-10, December 2018. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/cae2018652801,
	author = {Premakumar M. N. and Ramesh S},
	title = {A Research Study on different Key Management Strategies for Large Scale WSNs},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	issue_date = {December 2018},
	volume = {7},
	number = {24},
	month = {Dec},
	year = {2018},
	issn = {2394-4714},
	pages = {1-10},
	numpages = {10},
	url = {http://www.caeaccess.org/archives/volume7/number24/839-2018652801},
	doi = {10.5120/cae2018652801},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

A wireless sensor network technology is immensely utilizing in multiple fields, for example; physical environment monitoring, surveillance systems, object tracking systems, robotic systems and many more. Usually, wireless sensor nodes are deployed in remote or hostile environments, and such sensors are vulnerable to compromise different attacks; therefore, a suitable and efficient key management scheme is essential at this point. Recently, different key management approaches are proposed by different researchers to address security challenges, especially for WSNs. Since key management is a core scheme to ensure security for network resources along with solving the problem of key generation, distribution, and secret key management. Hence, in this investigational study have to provide a detailed study on reliable key management techniques which are playing a vital role in large-scale WSNs. This study classifying the key management scheme into Asymmetric based and Symmetric based key management schemes and highlighting their functionalities by evaluating performance parameters. In the beginning, the study defines a workflow of the key management system followed by life cycle. Additionally, have briefly discussing popular key-management algorithmic approaches their applications and limitations.

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Keywords

Elliptic Curve Cryptosystem (ECC), Encryption, Key Management, Security, Wireless sensor networks