Benchmarking Block Ciphers for Wireless Sensor Networks (Extended Abstract)


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Law, Y.W. and Doumen, J.M. and Hartel, P.H. (2004) Benchmarking Block Ciphers for Wireless Sensor Networks (Extended Abstract). In: IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2004, 25-27 October 2004, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.

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Abstract:Choosing the most storage- and energy-efficient block cipher specifically for wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is not as straightforward as it seems. To our knowledge so far, there is no systematic evaluation framework for the purpose. We have identified the candidates of block ciphers suitable for WSNs based on existing literature. For evaluating and assessing these candidates, we have devised a systematic framework that not only considers the security properties but also the storage- and energy-efficency of the candidates. Finally, based on the evaluation results, we have selected the suitable ciphers for WSNs, namely Rijndael for high security and energy efficiency requirements; and MISTY1 for good storage and energy efficiency.
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Copyright:© 2004 IEEE
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/66556
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MAHSS.2004.1392185
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