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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
TitleNegotiation of Security Services: a Multi-criteria Decision Approach
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsTaddeo, A V., P. Marcon, and A. Ferrante
Conference NameProceedings of the 4th Workshop on Embedded Systems Security
Date PublishedOctober
Conference LocationGrenoble, France
Keywordsanalytic 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.