Securing sensor networks by moderating frequencies

Pinaki Sarkar, Priyatosh Mahish, Morshed Uddin Chowdhury, Kouichi Sakurai

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Security of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is a key issue in information security. Most existing security protocols exploit various Mathematical tools to strengthen their security. Some protocols use the details of the geographical location of the nodes. However, to the best authors’ knowledge, none of the existing works exploit the constraints faced by the adversary, specifically, tracing a particular frequency from a large range of unknown frequency channels. The current work uses positional details of the individual nodes. Then the aim is to exploit this weakness of tracing frequencies by assigning a wide range of frequency channels to each node. Experiments using Magneto Optic Sensors reveal that any change of the parametric Faraday’s rotational angle affects the frequency of the Optical waves. This idea can perhaps be generalized for practically deployable sensors (having respective parameters) along with a suitable key management scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks - 10th International ICST Conference, SecureComm 2014, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMudhakar Srivatsa, Jing Tian, Jiwu Jing
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319238012
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event10th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, SecureComm 2014 - Beijing, China
Duration: Sept 24 2014Sept 26 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Other10th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, SecureComm 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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