Towards Acceptable Public-Key Encryption in Sensor Networks

Erik-Oliver Blaß, Martina Zitterbart

Abstract

One of the huge problems for security in sensor networks is the lack of resources. Based on microcontroller architectures with severe limited computing abilities, strong public-key cryptography is commonly seen as infeasible on sensor devices. In contrast to this prejudice this paper presents an efficient and lightweight implementation of public-key cryptography algorithms relying on elliptic curves. The code is running on Atmels popular 8Bit ATMEGA128 microcontroller, the heart of the MICA2[15] platform. To our knowledge this implementation is the first to offer acceptable encryption speed while providing adequate security in sensor networks.

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Blaß E. and Zitterbart M. (2005). Towards Acceptable Public-Key Encryption in Sensor Networks . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing - Volume 1: IWUC, (ICEIS 2005) ISBN 972-8865-24-4, pages 88-93. DOI: 10.5220/0002563200880093


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@conference{iwuc05,
author={Erik-Oliver Blaß and Martina Zitterbart},
title={Towards Acceptable Public-Key Encryption in Sensor Networks},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing - Volume 1: IWUC, (ICEIS 2005)},
year={2005},
pages={88-93},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002563200880093},
isbn={972-8865-24-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing - Volume 1: IWUC, (ICEIS 2005)
TI - Towards Acceptable Public-Key Encryption in Sensor Networks
SN - 972-8865-24-4
AU - Blaß E.
AU - Zitterbart M.
PY - 2005
SP - 88
EP - 93
DO - 10.5220/0002563200880093