Computer Security Applications Conference, Annual (2006)
Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Dec. 11, 2006 to Dec. 15, 2006
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ACSAC.2006.46
Kun Sun , Intelligent Automation, Inc.
Pai Peng , Opsware Inc.
Peng Ning , NC State University, USA
Cliff Wang , Army Research Office
In wireless sensor networks, clustering sensor nodes into small groups is an effective technique to achieve scalability, self-organization, power saving, channel access, routing, etc. A number of cluster formation protocols have been proposed recently. However, most existing protocols assume benign environments, and are vulnerable to attacks from malicious nodes. In this paper, we propose a secure distributed cluster formation protocol to organize sensor networks into mutually disjoint cliques. Our protocol has the following properties: (1) normal nodes are divided into mutually disjoint cliques; (2) all the normal nodes in each clique agree on the same clique memberships; (3) while external attackers can be prevented from participating in the cluster formation process, inside attackers that do not follow the protocol semantics can be identified and removed from the network; (4) the communication overhead is moderate; (5) the protocol is fully distributed.
Kun Sun, Pai Peng, Peng Ning, Cliff Wang, "Secure Distributed Cluster Formation in Wireless Sensor Networks", Computer Security Applications Conference, Annual, vol. 00, no. , pp. 131-140, 2006, doi:10.1109/ACSAC.2006.46