A heterogeneity-aware framework for group key management in wireless mesh networks

Xia Wang, Johnny Wong, Wensheng Zhang
2008 Proceedings of the 4th international conference on Security and privacy in communication netowrks - SecureComm '08  
In this work we proposed a novel heterogeneity-aware group key management framework (HAGK) for wireless mesh networks (WMNs). In our framework a WMN multicast session involves both stationary backbone nodes and mobile client nodes: for backbone nodes which are topologically-stable but may spread over a large area, the distributed thresholdbased group key management technique is applied; for client nodes associated with each backbone node which are mobile but confined in a limited area, the
more » ... al key hierarchical technique is applied. The results showed that HAGK reduces rekeying delay and storage overhead at end nodes with minimum communication costs. In addition, the framework is resilient to attacks.
doi:10.1145/1460877.1460918 dblp:conf/securecomm/WangW008 fatcat:tmxwrjrqkvbcbghfczzaljtbj4