SECURITY IN FUTURE MOBILE SENSOR NETWORKS - Issues and Challenges

Eliana Stavrou, Andreas Pitsillides, George Hadjichristofi, Christoforos Hadjicostis

Abstract

Existing security research in wireless sensor networks is based on specific assumptions about the nodes and the network environment that are tied to specific usage scenarios. Typical scenarios consider sensor nodes that are immobile and have pre-defined communication patterns. We argue that node mobility is a realistic characteristic of sensor nodes that needs to be taken into consideration in future sensor networks. Mobility capabilities can address the objective challenges raised in mission-critical applications, such as in disaster relief, where their environment characteristics fluctuate over time. It is imperative to investigate the way security is affected in mobile sensor networks and identify the challenges that will need to be addressed in future security protocol design. We present our vision for future sensor networks through a realistic scenario and discuss security gaps that are present in existing research for next generation sensor networks.

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Stavrou E., Pitsillides A., Hadjichristofi G. and Hadjicostis C. (2010). SECURITY IN FUTURE MOBILE SENSOR NETWORKS - Issues and Challenges . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2010) ISBN 978-989-8425-18-8, pages 278-286. DOI: 10.5220/0002987302780286


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@conference{secrypt10,
author={Eliana Stavrou and Andreas Pitsillides and George Hadjichristofi and Christoforos Hadjicostis},
title={SECURITY IN FUTURE MOBILE SENSOR NETWORKS - Issues and Challenges},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={278-286},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002987302780286},
isbn={978-989-8425-18-8},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2010)
TI - SECURITY IN FUTURE MOBILE SENSOR NETWORKS - Issues and Challenges
SN - 978-989-8425-18-8
AU - Stavrou E.
AU - Pitsillides A.
AU - Hadjichristofi G.
AU - Hadjicostis C.
PY - 2010
SP - 278
EP - 286
DO - 10.5220/0002987302780286