Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Michael R. Grimaila, PhD
The use of a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) offers a cryptographic solution that can overcome many, but not all, of the MANET security problems. One of the most critical aspects of a PKI system is how well it implements Key Management. Key Management deals with key generation, key storage, key distribution, key updating, key revocation, and certificate service in accordance with security policies over the lifecycle of the cryptography. The approach supported by traditional PKI works well in fixed wired networks, but it may not appropriate for MANET due to the lack of fixed infrastructure to support the PKI. This research seeks to identify best practices in securing networks which may be applied to new network architectures.
DTIC Accession Number
Shin, Yongjoo, "Factors Impacting Key Management Effectiveness in Secured Wireless Networks" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 3409.