Detection of sinkhole attack in wireless sensor networks

Salehi Shahraki, Ahmad, Razzaque, M.A., Naraei, Parisa, & Farrokhtala, Ali (2013) Detection of sinkhole attack in wireless sensor networks. In IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication (IconSpace), IEEE, Melaka, pp. 361-365.

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Generally wireless sensor networks rely of many-to-one communication approach for data gathering. This approach is extremely susceptible to sinkhole attack, where an intruder attracts surrounding nodes with unfaithful routing information, and subsequently presents selective forwarding or change the data that carry through it. A sinkhole attack causes an important threat to sensor networks and it should be considered that the sensor nodes are mostly spread out in open areas and of weak computation and battery power. In order to detect the intruder in a sinkhole attack this paper suggests an algorithm which firstly finds a group of suspected nodes by analyzing the consistency of data. Then, the intruder is recognized efficiently in the group by checking the network flow information. The proposed algorithm's performance has been evaluated by using numerical analysis and simulations. Therefore, accuracy and efficiency of algorithm would be verified.

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ID Code: 74463
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Wireless Sensor Network, Sinkhole Attack, Intruder Detection, security in wireless sensor networks, Detection of sinkhole attack
DOI: 10.1109/IconSpace.2013.6599496
ISSN: 2165-4301
Divisions: Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 IEEE
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Deposited On: 02 Mar 2015 23:01
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