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International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS)

ISSN: 2075-0161 (Print), ISSN: 2075-017X (Online)

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IJMECS Vol.6, No.11, Nov. 2014

Enhanced Ring Signatures Schemes for Privacy Preservation in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Author(s)

Sarthak Mishra, Manjusha Pandey

Index Terms

Privacy;ring signatures;wireless sensor networks;cryptography;self-organizing

Abstract

Advancements in the domains of low-data-rate wireless networking and micro-electro-mechanical systems enabled the inception of a new networking domain, called wireless sensor network. These ad-hoc kind of networks have diversified applications in battlefield surveillance, disaster monitoring, intrusion detection etc. These networks consist plethora of sensor nodes which are severely resource constrained. As the application of the wireless sensor network is increasing, there is an emerging need for the security and privacy scheme which makes the network secure from various attacks and hide the ongoing activities in the network from a non-network entity. Privacy in wireless sensor network is yet a challenging domain to work on. Lot of work has been done to ensure privacy in the network. These relate to provide privacy in terms of the network entity and the privacy of the sensed information. Most of the solutions till date is based upon routing in the network layer, random walk based flooding, dummy data injection and cross layer solutions. Each of the schemes induce some overhead in the network. A light weight scheme is always desired for resource constraint wireless sensor networks. In this work we will propose a scheme which assures the privacy of the nodes in the network along with the privacy of the event generated in the network through a self organizing scheme. Through various simulation results the validity of our scheme among different network scenarios will be shown. We will also prove through graphical results that our proposed scheme enhances network lifetime quite satisfactorily.

Cite This Paper

Sarthak Mishra, Manjusha Pandey,"Enhanced Ring Signatures Schemes for Privacy Preservation in Wireless Sensor Networks", IJMECS, vol.6, no.11, pp.58-66, 2014.DOI: 10.5815/ijmecs.2014.11.08

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