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Wireless sensor networks are composed of sensors with low computational and energy resources. Transmission of data is one of the most energy consuming operations in such networks. In-network data aggregation is a popular technique which is performed to reduce data transmissions. However, by aggregating multiple data into one, the security of them is no longer guaranteed. While concealed data aggregation methods have been recently proposed to provide energy efficient, end-to-end confidentiality, not much work has been done to enhance them with aggregate integrity. In this work, we propose a scalable and energy efficient bihomomorphic method to preserve end-to-end confidentiality and aggregate integrity against outsider attacks. A distributed validation scheme is used to prevent blind rejection caused by outsiders. To provide better resilience, a key refreshment method is used to prevent analysis attacks.
Date of Conference: 23-24 Feb. 2011