Threat Models and Security Issues in Wireless Sensor Networks

Idrees S. Kocher, Chee-Onn Chow, Hiroshi Ishii, Tanveer Zia

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Abstract

Security is a crucial issue for wireless sensor networks due to the deployment nature and the resources limitations of tiny sensor devices used in such networks. Sensor networks are used sometime in very sensitive applications such as healthcare and military. With this in mind we must address the security concerns from the beginning of network design. Owing to limited resources and computing constraints security in sensor networks poses more severe challenges as compare to the traditional networks. There are currently enormous approaches in the field of wireless sensor networks security. No comprehensive study lists the security issues and the threat models which pose unique threats to the wireless sensor networks. In this paper we have corroborated well known security issues and have provided the direction of research towards effective countermeasures against the threats posed by these issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICINC 2010
EditorsZhang Yushu
Place of PublicationChengdu, China
PublisherIACSIT
PagesVI384-389
ISBN (Electronic)9781424482702
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on Intelligent Network and Computing (ICINC) - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Malaysia
Duration: 26 Nov 201028 Nov 2010

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Intelligent Network and Computing (ICINC)
CountryMalaysia
Period26/11/1028/11/10

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    Kocher, I. S., Chow, C-O., Ishii, H., & Zia, T. (2010). Threat Models and Security Issues in Wireless Sensor Networks. In Z. Yushu (Ed.), ICINC 2010 (pp. VI384-389). IACSIT.