A FRAMEWORK FOR SECURITY AND WORKLOAD GRADUAL ADAPTATION

Antonio Vincenzo Taddeo, Luis Germán García Morales, Alberto Ferrante

Abstract

Providing a balanced trade-off among performances, security, and energy consumption is a key challenge in embedded systems. Traditional security solutions assume a well-known and static operating environment, thus leading to a static system configuration that cannot be tailed to the system conditions. Wireless sensor networks are a good example of typical embedded systems. In this work we propose a framework that reduces energy consumption in nodes of wireless sensor networks. The framework allows the system to self-modify its security and workload settings. Adaptations are performed by moving to adjacent configuration and, thus, this mechanism is named gradual adaptation. In this paper we discuss the policies that can be used to control the adaptations and we present the results obtained when implementing a case study on Sun SPOT nodes. The results show that the use of the framework increases the energy efficiency of the network nodes. Furthermore, they show the effects of the different policies on the behavior of nodes.

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Vincenzo Taddeo A., Germán García Morales L. and Ferrante A. (2011). A FRAMEWORK FOR SECURITY AND WORKLOAD GRADUAL ADAPTATION . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-71-3, pages 178-187. DOI: 10.5220/0003522001780187


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@conference{secrypt11,
author={Antonio Vincenzo Taddeo and Luis Germán García Morales and Alberto Ferrante},
title={A FRAMEWORK FOR SECURITY AND WORKLOAD GRADUAL ADAPTATION},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={178-187},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003522001780187},
isbn={978-989-8425-71-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2011)
TI - A FRAMEWORK FOR SECURITY AND WORKLOAD GRADUAL ADAPTATION
SN - 978-989-8425-71-3
AU - Vincenzo Taddeo A.
AU - Germán García Morales L.
AU - Ferrante A.
PY - 2011
SP - 178
EP - 187
DO - 10.5220/0003522001780187