A Taxonomy of Internal Attacks in Wireless Sensor Network

Muhammed Ahmed, Xu Huang, Dharmendra Sharma

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    Abstract

    Developments in communication technologies especially in wireless have enabled the progress of low-cost and lowpower wireless sensor networks (WSNs). The features of such WSN are holding minimal energy, weak computational capabilities, wireless communication and an open-medium nature where sensors are deployed. WSN is underpinned by application driven such as military applications, the health sector, etc. Due to the intrinsic nature of the network and application scenario, WSNs are vulnerable to many attacks externally and internally. In this paper we have focused on the types of internal attacks of WSNs based on OSI model and discussed some security requirements, characterizers and challenges of WSNs, by which to contribute to the WSN-s security research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)427-430
    Number of pages4
    JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
    Volume6
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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