An Effective Control Report Based Security Countermeasure against the Joint Attacks of False Report Injection Attack and Selective Forwarding Attack


Sensor networks are vulnerable to many attacks because the sensor networks operate in open environments. It is easy to incur one or more attacks such as a selective forwarding attack, a false report injection attack. It is hard to defend the sensor network from the multiple attacks through existing security methods. Thus, we suggest an energy-efficient security method in order to detect the multiple attacks. This paper presents a security method to detect the false report injection attack and the selective forwarding attack in the sensor network using a new message type. The message type is a filtering message. The filtering message prevents from generating and forwarding false alert messages. We evaluated performance of our proposed method through a simulation in comparison with an application of SEF (statistical enroute filtering scheme) and CHEMAS (Check point-based Multi-hop Acknowledgement Scheme). The simulation results represent that the proposed method is 10% more energy-efficient than the application when the number of false reports is great while retaining the detection performance.

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H. Lee and T. Cho, "An Effective Control Report Based Security Countermeasure against the Joint Attacks of False Report Injection Attack and Selective Forwarding Attack," Wireless Sensor Network, Vol. 4 No. 8, 2012, pp. 185-190. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2012.48027.

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