SIGF: A family of configurable, secure routing protocols for wireless sensor networks

Anthony D. Wood, Lei Fang, John A. Stankovic, Tian He

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Abstract

As sensor networks are deployed in adversarial environments and used for critical applications such as battlefield surveillance and medical monitoring, security weaknesses become a big concern. The severe resource constraints of WSNs give rise to the need for resource bound security solutions.In this paper we present SIGF (Secure Implicit Geographic Forwarding), a configurable secure routing protocol family for wireless sensor networks that provides "good enough" security and high performance. By avoiding or limiting shared state, the protocols prevent many common attacks against routing, and contain others to the local neighborhood.SIGF makes explicit the tradeoff between security provided and state which must be stored and maintained. It comprises three protocols, each forming a basis for the next: SIGF-0 keeps no state, but provides probabilistic defenses; SIGF-1 uses local history and reputation to protect against certain attacks; and SIGF-2 uses neighborhood-shared state to provide stronger security guarantees.Our performance evaluation shows that SIGF achieves high packet delivery ratios with low overhead and end-to-end delay. We evaluate the security of SIGF protocols under various security attacks and show that it effectively contains the damage from compromised nodes and defends against black hole, selective forwarding, Sybil, and some denial of service attacks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth ACM Workshop on Security of ad hoc and Sensor Networks, SASN 2006. A workshop held in conjuction with the 13th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, CCS'06
Pages35-48
Number of pages14
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event4th ACM Workshop on Security of ad hoc and Sensor Networks, SASN 2006. A workshop held in conjuction with the 13th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, CCS'06 - Alexandria, VA, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2006Oct 30 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Fourth ACM Workshop on Security of ad hoc and Sensor Networks, SASN 2006. A workshop held in conjuction with the 13th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, CCS'06

Other

Other4th ACM Workshop on Security of ad hoc and Sensor Networks, SASN 2006. A workshop held in conjuction with the 13th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, CCS'06
CountryUnited States
CityAlexandria, VA
Period10/30/0610/30/06

Keywords

  • Secure routing
  • Wireless sensor network

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