Optimizing ZigBee Security using Stochastic Model Checking

Ender Yuksel, Hanne Riis Nielson, Flemming Nielson, Matthias Fruth, Marta Kwiatkowska

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    Abstract

    ZigBee is a fairly new but promising wireless sensor network standard that offers the advantages of simple and low resource communication. Nevertheless, security is of great concern to ZigBee, and enhancements are prescribed in the latest ZigBee specication: ZigBee-2007. In this technical report, we identify an important gap in the specification on key updates, and present a methodology for determining optimal key update policies and security parameters. We exploit the stochastic model checking approach using the probabilistic model checker PRISM, and assess the security needs for realistic application scenarios.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationKgs. Lyngby
    PublisherTechnical University of Denmark, DTU Informatics, Building 321
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    SeriesIMM-Technical Report-2010-08

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