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Multi-Layer Approach for the Detection of Selective Forwarding Attacks

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dc.contributor.author Alajmi, Naser M.
dc.contributor.author Elleithy, Khaled M.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-26T18:06:58Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-26T18:06:58Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11-19
dc.identifier.citation Alajmi, N.; Elleithy, K. Multi-Layer Approach for the Detection of Selective Forwarding Attacks. Sensors 2015, 15, 29332-29345.
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/1689
dc.description.abstract Security breaches are a major threat in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). WSNs are increasingly used due to their broad range of important applications in both military and civilian domains. WSNs are prone to several types of security attacks. Sensor nodes have limited capacities and are often deployed in dangerous locations; therefore, they are vulnerable to different types of attacks, including wormhole, sinkhole, and selective forwarding attacks. Security attacks are classified as data traffic and routing attacks. These security attacks could affect the most significant applications of WSNs, namely, military surveillance, traffic monitoring, and healthcare. Therefore, there are different approaches to detecting security attacks on the network layer in WSNs. Reliability, energy efficiency, and scalability are strong constraints on sensor nodes that affect the security of WSNs. Because sensor nodes have limited capabilities in most of these areas, selective forwarding attacks cannot be easily detected in networks. In this paper, we propose an approach to selective forwarding detection (SFD). The approach has three layers: MAC pool IDs, rule-based processing, and anomaly detection. It maintains the safety of data transmission between a source node and base station while detecting selective forwarding attacks. Furthermore, the approach is reliable, energy efficient, and scalable. en_US
dc.description.uri https://doi.org/10.3390/s151129332
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.subject Wireless sensor networks (WSN) en_US
dc.subject Selective forwarding attacks en_US
dc.title Multi-Layer Approach for the Detection of Selective Forwarding Attacks en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publication.issue 11 en_US
dc.publication.name Sensors en_US
dc.publication.volume 15 en_US


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