Secure and Self-stabilizing Clock Synchronization in Sensor Networks
Paper in proceedings, 2009

In sensor networks, correct clocks have arbitrary starting offsets and nondeterministic fluctuating skews. We consider an adversary that aims at tampering with the clock synchronization by intercepting messages, replaying intercepted messages (after the adversary's choice of delay), and capturing nodes (i.e., revealing their secret keys and impersonating them). We present the first self-stabilizing algorithm for secure clock synchronization in sensor networks that is resilient to such an adversary's attacks. Our algorithm tolerates random media noise, guarantees with high probability efficient communication overheads, and facilitates a variety of masking techniques against pulse-delay attacks in the presence of captured nodes.

Author

Jaap-Henk Hoepman

Andreas Larsson

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Elad Schiller

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Philippas Tsigas

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Prooceedings of the 9th Scandinavian Workshop on Wireless Ad-hoc Networks (Adhoc 2009)

78-82

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Computer Science

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10/7/2017