Title: Detection and mitigation of pulse-delay attacks in pairwise-secured wireless sensor networks

Authors: Tooska Dargahi; Hamid H.S. Javadi; Hosein Shafie; Payam Mousavi

Addresses: Department of Computer Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: With the advances in technology, there has been an increasing interest in the use of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). WSNs are vulnerable to a wide class of attacks among which pulse-delay attack puts severe threats to the dependability of such networks. This paper proposes a distributed approach to detect and mitigate such attacks in pairwise-secured WSNs. It provides a lower bound on the radio range under which the distributed approach can be performed. Our simulation experiments validate the correctness and efficiency of the proposed approach.

Keywords: wireless sensor networks; WSNs; security; time synchronisation; pulse-delay attacks; self-healing systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2018.089891

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2018 Vol.11 No.2, pp.117 - 128

Available online: 08 Feb 2018 *

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