DICAS: Detection, diagnosis and isolation of control attacks in sensor networks

Issa Khalil, Saurabh Bagchi, Cristina Nina-Rotaru

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Abstract

Sensor networks enable a wide range of applications in both military and civilian domains. However, the deployment scenarios, the functionality requirements, and the limited capabilities of these networks expose them to a wide-range of attacks against control traffic (such as wormholes, Sybil attacks, rushing attacks, etc). In this paper we propose a lightweight protocol called DICAS that mitigates these attacks by detecting, diagnosing, and isolating the malicious nodes. DICAS uses as a fundamental building block the ability of a node to oversee its neighboring nodes' communication. On top of DICAS, we build a secure routing protocol, LSR, which in addition supports multiple node-disjoint paths. We analyze the security guarantees of DICAS and use ns-2 simulations to show its effectiveness against three representative attacks. Overhead analysis is conducted to prove the lightweight nature of DICAS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - First International Conference on Security and Privacy for Emerging Areas in Communications Networks, SecureComm 2005
Pages89-100
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Security and Privacy for Emerging Areas in Communications Networks, SecureComm 2005 - Athens, Greece
Duration: Sep 5 2005Sep 9 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - First International Conference on Security and Privacy for Emerging Areas in Communications Networks, SecureComm 2005
Volume2005

Other

Other1st International Conference on Security and Privacy for Emerging Areas in Communications Networks, SecureComm 2005
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAthens
Period9/5/059/9/05

Keywords

  • Control attack
  • Neighbor monitoring
  • Node-disjoint paths
  • Secure routing
  • Sensor network security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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