Hash-Chain Improvement of Key Predistribution Schemes Based on Transversal Designs

Qiang GAO  Wenping MA  Wei LUO  Feifei ZHAO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E101-A   No.1   pp.157-159
Publication Date: 2018/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E101.A.157
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Cryptography and Information Security)
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Keyword: 
key predistribution,  wireless sensor network,  combinatorial design,  hash chain,  transversal design,  

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Summary: 
Key predistribution schemes (KPSs) have played an important role in security of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Due to comprehensive and simple structures, various types of combinatorial designs are used to construct KPSs. In general, compared to random KPSs, combinatorial KPSs have higher local connectivity but lower resilience against a node capture attack. In this paper, we apply two methods based on hash chains on KPSs based on transversal designs (TDs) to improve the resilience and the expressions for the metrics of the resulting schemes are derived.