Secure data collection in wireless sensor networks using randomized dispersive routes

Tao Shu, Sisi Liu, Marwan Krunz

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Abstract

Compromised-node and denial-of-service are two key attacks in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). In this paper, we study routing mechanisms that circumvent (bypass) black holes formed by these attacks. We argue that existing multi-path routing approaches are vulnerable to such attacks, mainly due to their deterministic nature. So once an adversary acquires the routing algorithm, it can compute the same routes known to the source, and hence endanger all information sent over these routes. In this paper, we develop mechanisms that generate randomized multi-path routes. Under our design, the routes taken by the "shares" of different packets change over time. So even if the routing algorithm becomes known to the adversary, the adversary still cannot pinpoint the routes traversed by each packet. Besides randomness, the routes generated by our mechanisms are also highly dispersive and energy-efficient, making them quite capable of bypassing black holes at low energy cost. Extensive simulations are conducted to verify the validity of our mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE INFOCOM 2009 - The 28th Conference on Computer Communications
Pages2846-2850
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event28th Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2009 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: Apr 19 2009Apr 25 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X

Other

Other28th Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2009
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period4/19/094/25/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Shu, T., Liu, S., & Krunz, M. (2009). Secure data collection in wireless sensor networks using randomized dispersive routes. In IEEE INFOCOM 2009 - The 28th Conference on Computer Communications (pp. 2846-2850). [5062244] (Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM). https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2009.5062244