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Security in Wireless Sensor Networks - Improving the LEAP Protocol

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dc.contributor.author Alsoufi, Delan
dc.contributor.author Elleithy, Khaled M.
dc.contributor.author Abuzaghleh, Tariq
dc.contributor.author Nassar, Ahmad
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-04T19:20:46Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-04T19:20:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/1311
dc.description.abstract Wireless sensor networks are becoming significantly vital to many applications, and they were initially used by the military for surveillance purposes. One of the biggest concerns of WSNs is that they are very defenceless to security threats. Due to the fact that these networks are susceptible to hackers; it is possible for one to enter and render a network. For example, such networks may be hacked into in the military, using the system to attack friendly forces. Leap protocol offers many security benefits to WSNs. However, with much research it became apparent that LEAP only employs one base station and always assumes that it is trustworthy. It does not consist of defence against hacked or compromised base stations. In this paper, intensive research was undertaken on LEAP protocols, finding out its security drawbacks and limitations. A solution has been proposed in order to overcome the security issues faced in implementing this protocol whilst employing more than one base station. The performance of the proposed solution has been evaluated and simulated to provide a better network performance. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher AIRCC Publishing en_US
dc.subject Network protocols en_US
dc.subject Wireless sensor networks (WSN) en_US
dc.subject Localized encryption and authentication protocol (LEAP) protocol en_US
dc.subject Security en_US
dc.subject Compromised nodes en_US
dc.title Security in Wireless Sensor Networks - Improving the LEAP Protocol en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publication.issue 3 en_US
dc.publication.name International Journal of Computer Science & Engineering Survey (IJCSES) en_US
dc.publication.volume 3 en_US


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