A High-level Architecture for Intrusion Detection on Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks: Hierarchical, Scalable and Dynamic Reconfigurable
Hossein Jadidoleslamy
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Networks protection against different types of attacks is one of most important posed issue into the network and information security domains. This problem on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), in attention to their special properties, has more importance. Now, there are some of proposed solutions to protect Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) against different types of intrusions; but no one of them has a comprehensive view to this problem and they are usually designed in single-purpose; but, the proposed design in this paper has been a comprehensive view to this issue by presenting a complete Intrusion Detection Architecture (IDA). The main contribution of this architecture is its hierarchical structure; i.e. it is designed and applicable, in one, two or three levels, consistent to the application domain and its required security level. Focus of this paper is on the clustering WSNs, designing and deploying Sensor-based Intrusion Detection System (SIDS) on sensor nodes, Cluster-based Intrusion Detection System (CIDS) on cluster-heads and Wireless Sensor Network wide level Intrusion Detection System (WSNIDS) on the central server. Suppositions of the WSN and Intrusion Detection Architecture (IDA) are: static and heterogeneous network, hierarchical, distributed and clustering structure along with clusters' overlapping. Finally, this paper has been designed a questionnaire to verify the proposed idea; then it analyzed and evaluated the acquired results from the questionnaires.

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H. Jadidoleslamy, "A High-level Architecture for Intrusion Detection on Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks: Hierarchical, Scalable and Dynamic Reconfigurable," Wireless Sensor Network, Vol. 3 No. 7, 2011, pp. 241-261. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2011.37026.

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