Privacy-Preserving Querying in Sensor Networks

Emiliano De Cristofaro, Xuhua Ding, Gene Tsudik
2009 2009 Proceedings of 18th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks  
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) provide sensing and monitoring services by means of many tiny autonomous devices equipped with wireless radio transceivers. As WSNs are deployed on a large-scale and/or on long-term basis, not only traditional security but also privacy issues must be taken into account. Furthermore, when network operators offer on-demand access to sensor measurements to their clients, query mechanisms should ideally leak neither client interests nor query patterns. In this paper,
more » ... rns. In this paper, we present a privacy-preserving WSN query mechanism that uses standard cryptographic techniques. Besides preventing unauthorized entities from accessing sensor readings, it minimizes leakage of (potentially sensitive) information about users' query targets and patterns.
doi:10.1109/icccn.2009.5235352 dblp:conf/icccn/CristofaroDT09 fatcat:b37lwggnvjanrgj67m63n5akey