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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute
TitleGradual Adaptation of Security for Sensor Networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsTaddeo, A V., L. Micconi, and A. Ferrante
Conference NameIEEE WoWMoM 2010: Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Networks
Date PublishedJune 13
Conference LocationMontreal, Canada
Keywordsgraceful degradation, gradual adaptation, security, sensors networks

Wireless sensor networks are composed by nodes with stringent constraints on resources. In particular, a very limited power consumption is often a key factor for this kind of devices. In this paper we describe a method for security self-adaptation tailed for wireless sensor networks. This method allows devices to adapt security of applications gradually with the goal of guaranteeing the maximum possible level of security while satisfying system constraints. A case study is also presented to show how the method works in a real wireless sensor network.