An enhanced key management using ZigBee Pro for wireless sensor networks

Kyung Choi, Minjung Yun, Kijoon Chae, Mihui Kim

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose an enhanced key management mechanism using ECDH(Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman) and subMAC for wireless sensor networks using ZigBee. ZigBee consumes low power and provides security in wireless sensor networks. ZigBee Pro enhances security and supports a large number of applications. Despite enhanced security, ZigBee Pro has vulnerabilities of key management, i.e., weakness of key distribution. We use ECDH for secure key distribution and subMAC to overcome the weakness of ECDH, i.e., no authentication and no prevention of man-in-the-middle attack. Using subMAC, we provide the authentication for transmitted messages and prevent man-in-the-middle attack and replay attack. Simulation results show our approach using ECDH and subMAC in ZigBee Pro is more efficient than existing ZigBee Pro in terms of run time and energy consumption. We prove security is enhanced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information Networking 2012, ICOIN 2012 - Conference Program
Pages399-403
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event26th International Conference on Information Networking 2012, ICOIN 2012 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 1 Feb 20123 Feb 2012

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information Networking
ISSN (Print)1976-7684

Conference

Conference26th International Conference on Information Networking 2012, ICOIN 2012
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityBali
Period1/02/123/02/12

Keywords

  • ECDH
  • Key managemen
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • ZigBee

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