Layer-2 security aspects for the IEEE 802.15.4e MAC

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Giuseppe Piro  , Gennaro Boggia  , Luigi Grieco 
Last updated 2015-06-14 (latest revision 2014-12-11)
Stream (None)
Intended RFC status (None)
Expired & archived
plain text pdf htmlized bibtex
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Expired
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


The aim of this Internet Draft is to define standard compliant procedures for configuring layer-2 security services in IEEE 802.15.4e-based Low-power and Lossy Networks. In particular, it provides a review of security aspects presented in both IEEE 802.15.4-2011 and IEEE 802.15.4e-2012 specifications, the classification of secure network configurations and layer-2 keys, the description of a set of consecutive steps required to establish a layer-2 secure link, and a lightweight Key Management Protocol designed for negotiating a layer-2 one-hop link key. As the final goal, the document would describe how security MAC attributes can by initialized and updated in order to offer layer-2 security services in real networks.


Giuseppe Piro (
Gennaro Boggia (
Luigi Grieco (

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)