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Alastair Nisbet

Doctor of Philosophy, (Computer Science)
Study Completed: 2011
College of Sciences


Thesis Title
Encryption key management in wireless ad hoc networks

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The ability to communicate securely within a wireless ad hoc networking environment has significant benefits for uses in areas such as the military, education and disaster management among others. Mr Nisbet developed an encryption key management protocol for use in rapidly deployed ad hoc networks where there is no prior knowledge or prior planning in terms of the size, number of members or intended use of the network. The main contribution of Mr Nisbet’s research is a new protocol that provides security by creating and distributing encryption keys entirely after network formation, with simulation used to show that performance is superior under certain circumstances to other protocols.

Dr Mohammad Abdurrashid
Associate Professor Fakhrul Alam