Isolated Adversary Zone for source location privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks

Ali Nassiri, M. A. Razzaque, Abdul Hanan Abdullah

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    Abstract

    Privacy, especially source location privacy in many Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) applications plays an important role in the effectiveness of these applications. Exposure of source location information in these applications may put the monitored entities or subjects in danger. Many solutions are available based on various techniques, including random walk. Most existing random walk based source location privacy preservation proposals may not work well in critical applications, because of their insufficient safety period, high energy consumption, and data delivery delay. This article proposes a novel solution for source location privacy in WSNs based on a random walk routing, especially for patient attackers to improve safety period and energy efficiency. The proposed strategy forms an Isolated Adversary Zone (IAZ) by sacrificing a certain percentage of sensor nodes and entraps patient attackers in that zone. This approach will increase safety period and energy efficiency in compared to the existing approaches as an entrapped patient attacker will wait for long time to make an attack.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2016 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2016
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages108-113
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509003044
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2016
    Event12th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference - Paphos, Cyprus
    Duration: 5 Sep 20169 Sep 2016
    Conference number: 12

    Publication series

    Name2016 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2016
    ISSN (Electronic)2376-6506

    Conference

    Conference12th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference
    Abbreviated titleIWCMC 2016
    CountryCyprus
    CityPaphos
    Period5/09/169/09/16

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    Nassiri, A., Razzaque, M. A., & Abdullah, A. H. (2016). Isolated Adversary Zone for source location privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks. In 2016 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2016 (pp. 108-113). [7577042] (2016 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IWCMC.2016.7577042