|Title||Negotiation of Security Services: a Multi-criteria Decision Approach|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Taddeo, A V., P. Marcon, and A. Ferrante|
|Conference Name||Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Embedded Systems Security|
|Conference Location||Grenoble, France|
|Keywords||analytic hierarchy process (AHP), multi-criteria decision, security, security service selection|
Presently, one of the most important challenges in securing communications between resource-constrained mobile systems is the optimization of the trade-off between energy and performance of security services. Any adopted security solution should be able to negotiate the best security services in a dynamic and energy efficient way. In this paper, we propose an energy-aware adaptive protocol to negotiate security settings for communications. The protocol is based on a multi-criteria selection mechanism which provides the most profitable services related to nodes requirements and available resources.