Energy-based intrusion detection in wireless sensor networks, analysis and limitations

Trofimovas, D. (2017). Energy-based intrusion detection in wireless sensor networks, analysis and limitations (BEng (Hons) CSF Dissertation). Edinburgh Napier University (Ramsay, B., Asif, R.).


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Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have become a ubiquitous technology and can be found in civilian, industrial and military domains. However, it is not an exception and is vulnerable to a range of attacks. Research community has proposed a number of first line and second line defence solutions including energy-based intrusion detection.

This dissertation focuses on analysis of intrusion detection schemes that use energy consumption as a metric. An extensive research has been done that identified the drawbacks in design and shortcomings in the testing of the analysed schemes. Mobility, scalability and changes in topology were identified as major factors that were ignored in the testing phases of the schemes. Based on the factors identified, experiments were designed and simulated in order to confirm or disapprove their effect on energy. The results indicate that in, most cases, mobility or even a small change in topology causes significant deviations in energy consumption.
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Cyber-Security
Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.

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