Efficient and Secure Aggregation of Sensor Data against Multiple Corrupted Nodes

Atsuko MIYAJI  Kazumasa OMOTE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E94-D   No.10   pp.1955-1965
Publication Date: 2011/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E94.D.1955
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Information Network
secure aggregation,  sensor networks,  integrity,  TESLA,  

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Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) rely on in-network aggregation for efficiency, that is, readings from sensor nodes are aggregated at intermediate nodes to reduce the communication cost. However, the previous optimally secure in-network aggregation protocols against multiple corrupted nodes require two round-trip communications between each node and the base station, including the result-checking phase whose congestion is O(log n) where n is the total number of sensor nodes. In this paper, we propose an efficient and optimally secure sensor network aggregation protocol against multiple corrupted nodes by a random-walk adversary. Our protocol achieves one round-trip communication to satisfy optimal security without the result-checking phase, by conducting aggregation along with the verification, based on the idea of TESLA technique. Furthermore, we show that the congestion complexity, communication complexity and computational cost in our protocol are constant, i.e., O(1).