270 Pages 61 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have attracted high interest over the last few decades in the wireless and mobile computing research community. Applications of WSNs are numerous and growing, including indoor deployment scenarios in the home and office to outdoor deployment in an adversary’s territory in a tactical background. However, due to their distributed nature and deployment in remote areas, these networks are vulnerable to numerous security threats that can adversely affect their performance.

    This problem is more critical if the network is deployed for some mission-critical applications, such as in a tactical battlefield. Random failure of nodes is also very likely in real-life deployment scenarios. Due to resource constraints in the sensor nodes, a traditional security mechanism with high overhead of computation and communication is not feasible in WSNs. Design and implementation of secure WSNs is, therefore, a particularly challenging task.

    This book covers a comprehensive discussion on state-of-the-art security technologies for WSNs. It identifies various possible attacks at different layers of the communication protocol stack in a typical WSN and presents their possible countermeasures. A brief discussion on the future direction of research in WSN security is also included.

    1 Introduction to Wireless Sensor Networks. 2 Security in Wireless Sensor Networks – Background. 3 QoS as a Means of Providing WSN Security. 4 The Security Framework for Wireless Sensor Networks. 5 Secure Key Management Scheme (SKMS). 6 Secure Routing Algorithms (SRAs) in Sensor Networks. 7 Secure Localization Technique (SLT). 8 Malicious Node Detection Mechanisms. 9 The Distributed Signature Scheme (DSS) Based on RSA. Index.


    Parag Verma, Navneet Kaur, Anil Kumar Bisht, Raksh Pal Singh Gangwar