Integrating wireless sensor networks and the internet: a security analysis

Rodrigo Roman, Javier Lopez, Jong Hyuk Park
2009 Internet Research  
Purpose -To analyze the security issues that arise when integrating Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and the Internet. Also, to review whether existing technology mechanisms are suitable and can be applied to this context. Design / Methodology / Approach -Consider all the possible approaches that can be used to connect a WSN with the Internet, and analyze the security of their interactions. Findings -By providing the services of the network through a front-end proxy, a sensor network and the
more » ... etwork and the Internet can interact securely. There are other challenges to be solved if the sensor nodes are integrated into the Internet infrastructure, although there exists interesting advances on his matter. Research Limitations / Implications -The complete integration of sensor networks and the Internet still remains as an open issue. Practical Implications -With the current state of the art, it is possible to develop a secure sensor network that can provide its services to Internet hosts with certain security properties. Originality / Value -This paper studies the interactions between sensor networks and the Internet from the point of view of security. It identifies both solutions and research challenges.
doi:10.1108/10662240910952373 fatcat:eoezgp2rrve6rnhqr5fvc2fvj4