Cryptographic algorithms for sensor networks. / Algoritmos criptográficos para redes de sensores.
Marcos Antonio Simplicio Junior
DATA DE PUBLICAÇÃO
The need for security is a great concern in any modern network. However, networks that are highly dependent of constrained devices (such as sensors, tokens and smart cards) impose a difficult challenge: their reduced availability of memory, processing power and (more importantly) energy hinders the deployment of many important cryptographic algorithms known to be secure. In this context, this document not only presents the research involving the design and analysis of cryptographic algorithms, but also proposes a new symmetric block cipher named CURUPIRA. The CURUPIRA follows the methodology known as theWide Trail Strategy and was specially developed having constrained platforms in mind. It displays an involutional structure, which means that the encryption and decryption processes differ only in the key schedule and, thus, there is no need to implement them separately. Also, two distinct scheduling algorithms are proposed, whose main focus are either on tight security or improved performance. In spite of this difference, both of them allow the keys to be computed on-the-fly, in any desired order, assuring a reduced consumption of RAM memory during their operation.
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