Title: Reducing data leakage possibility resulted from eavesdropping in wireless sensor network

Authors: Nan Meng; Jiahong Wang; Eiichiro Kodama; Toyoo Takata

Addresses: Financial Information Systems Division, Information and Telecommunication Systems Company, Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Systemplaza Shinkawasaki, 890 Kashimada, Saiwai, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 212-8567, Japan ' Faculty of Software and Information Science, Iwate Prefectural University, 152-52 Sugo, Takizawa, Iwate 020-0193, Japan ' Faculty of Software and Information Science, Iwate Prefectural University, 152-52 Sugo, Takizawa, Iwate 020-0193, Japan ' Faculty of Software and Information Science, Iwate Prefectural University, 152-52 Sugo, Takizawa, Iwate 020-0193, Japan

Abstract: Wireless sensor networks are expected to be used in a variety of fields ranging from military applications to personal health monitoring. Due to the constraints in computation, memory, and power resources, and because of the nature of the shared transmission medium which makes it relatively easy for attackers to eavesdrop, avoiding information leakage is a challenge. This paper proposes a routing-based approach against the eavesdropping to enhance sensor network security. Simulation experiment results have confirmed the advantage of the new routing algorithm over existing ones.

Keywords: wireless sensor networks; WSNs; network security; eavesdropping; information leakage; data leakage; routing algorithms.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSC.2013.051994

International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, 2013 Vol.3 No.1, pp.55 - 65

Available online: 08 Feb 2013 *

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