Antilizer: Run Time Self-Healing Security for Wireless Sensor Networks

by   Ivana Tomic, et al.

Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) applications range from domestic Internet of Things systems like temperature monitoring of homes to the monitoring and control of large-scale critical infrastructures. The greatest risk with the use of WSNs in critical infrastructure is their vulnerability to malicious network level attacks. Their radio communication network can be disrupted, causing them to lose or delay data which will compromise system functionality. This paper presents Antilizer, a lightweight, fully-distributed solution to enable WSNs to detect and recover from common network level attack scenarios. In Antilizer each sensor node builds a self-referenced trust model of its neighbourhood using network overhearing. The node uses the trust model to autonomously adapt its communication decisions. In the case of a network attack, a node can make neighbour collaboration routing decisions to avoid affected regions of the network. Mobile agents further bound the damage caused by attacks. These agents enable a simple notification scheme which propagates collaborative decisions from the nodes to the base station. A filtering mechanism at the base station further validates the authenticity of the information shared by mobile agents. We evaluate Antilizer in simulation against several routing attacks. Our results show that Antilizer reduces data loss down to 1 operational overheads of less than 1 convergence.


page 1

page 2

page 3

page 4


TLFW: A Three-layer Framework in Wireless Rechargeable Sensor Network with a Mobile Base Station

Wireless sensor networks as the base support for the Internet of things ...

Task Resource Self-adaptive Embedded Real-time Operating System Microkernel for Wireless Sensor Nodes

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are used in many application fields, suc...

An Artificial Immune Based Approach for Detection and Isolation Misbehavior Attacks in Wireless Networks

MANETs (Mobile Ad-hoc Networks) is a temporal network, which is managed ...

Detection and Prevention Against RTS Attacks in Wireless LAN

Widely deployed wireless network devices use a shared medium to communic...

Various Secure Routing Schemes for MANETs: A Survey

MANET is an infrastructure less as well as self configuring network cons...

Integrated System for Malicious Node Discovery and Self-destruction in Wireless Sensor Networks

With the tremendous advances of the wireless devices technology, securin...

TEDS: A Trusted Entropy and Dempster Shafer Mechanism for Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks

Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) have emerged as a key technology for the n...

Please sign up or login with your details

Forgot password? Click here to reset