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Improved User Authentication in Hierarchical Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Journal of Software Assessment and Valuation
  • Abbr : JSAV
  • 2023, 19(4), pp.135-149
  • DOI : 10.29056/jsav.2023.12.14
  • Publisher : Korea Software Assessment and Valuation Society
  • Research Area : Engineering > Computer Science
  • Received : December 8, 2023
  • Accepted : December 20, 2023
  • Published : December 31, 2023

Dong-Hoon Kim 1 Lee,Ki-Young 1

1인천대학교

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ABSTRACT

One of the most vulnerable issues for WSN security are outside attacks. To defense against these attacks efficiently, user authentication is an important subject. We present an improved user authentication scheme in Hierarchical Wireless sensor networks. This scheme performs one-way, cascading mutual authentication between three parties: the gateway, user, and cluster head in the network. In order to counter threats such as replay attacks, S/Key algorithm-based one-time passwords are used for each authentication. After secure session establishment between user and cluster head, a secret key agreement protocol between cluster head and the sensor node belonging to it is applied for secure communication. The proposed protocol's security is evaluated against various attacks like guessing, stolen-verifier, playback, bypass, impersonation, and data integrity. Additionally, the performance analysis reveals its efficiency, requiring only three transmissions, enabling reduced network congestion and energy consumption compared to other schemes. This protocol ensures mutual authentication among all components ─gateway, user, and sensor node─ reducing masquerade attack risks, albeit with a slightly increased computational overhead due to encryption processes.

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