Secured and Encrypted Data Aggregation with Message Authentication Code in Wireless Sensor Networks

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In wireless sensor networks, most of the application requires the transmission of data to base station in a secured manner. The existing techniques necessitate multi-hop forwarding that increases the cost and power utility. Also there is a chance for the malicious nodes to inject the false data during data aggregation and data forwarding. In order to overcome these issues, in this paper, we propose a secured and encrypted data aggregation with message authentication code in wireless sensor network. Initially the aggregator nodes are chosen based on the nodes connectivity. When the data aggregation is in process in the aggregation phase, where the encryption key and the verification key is assigned to the nodes while transmitting to the data aggregator, the MAC is also calculated by aggregator and the monitoring nodes. This helps in verifying the data integrity and false data detection. The monitoring node selection is done by the aggregators. By simulation results, we show that the proposed approach improves the data privacy and also reduces the load and power consumption
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Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN); Data Aggregation; Message Authentication; Power Consumption

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