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Cryptography and the Improvement of Security in Wireless Sensor Networks

Awodele, Oludele and Okesola, Olatunji J. and Okokpujie, Kennedy O. and Damilola , Fowora and Kuyoro , Afolashade and Adebiyi , Ariyo (2018) Cryptography and the Improvement of Security in Wireless Sensor Networks. In: " Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science: Proceedings of The World Congress on Engineering 2018,. 4-6 July, 2018, London, U.K., pp. 337-340.

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A wireless network consisting multiple (ranging from a few hundreds to thousands) nodes which are sparsely dispersed and have dedicated sensors for monitoring, recording, detecting environment and gathering environmental data (e.g. light, sound, temperature, pressure, wind speed, directions, motion, etc.) is usually known as a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN). These nodes are self-organizing and are not controlled by a central administrator. The wide adoption and deployment rate of WSN is as a result of the processing power, wireless communication and the sensing technology that the WSN possesses. The numerous advantages this network holds has led to its growth. As the deployment and acceptability of WSN increases, the vulnerability to attacks is increasing hence the need for effective security mechanisms. Encryption has proven to be a reliable way of data protection hence its adoption in the improvement of the security level in WSNs. Identifying suitable encryption mechanism for WSNs has proven to be a challenge due to the limited amount of energy, computation capability and storage resources of the sensor nodes. This paper addresses the security challenges in wireless sensor networks and effects of cryptography in the bid of improving its security.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Engr. Kennedy O. Okokpujie
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2018 13:32
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2018 13:32

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