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Issue No. 01 - January (2012 vol. 23)
ISSN: 1045-9219
pp: 32-43
Xiaohui Liang , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Xuemin Shen , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Haojin Zhu , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., Shanghai, China
Xiaodong Lin , Fac. of Bus. & Inf. Technol., Univ. of Ontario, Oshawa, ON, Canada
Rongxing Lu , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Injecting false data attack is a well known serious threat to wireless sensor network, for which an adversary reports bogus information to sink causing error decision at upper level and energy waste in en-route nodes. In this paper, we propose a novel bandwidth-efficient cooperative authentication (BECAN) scheme for filtering injected false data. Based on the random graph characteristics of sensor node deployment and the cooperative bit-compressed authentication technique, the proposed BECAN scheme can save energy by early detecting and filtering the majority of injected false data with minor extra overheads at the en-route nodes. In addition, only a very small fraction of injected false data needs to be checked by the sink, which thus largely reduces the burden of the sink. Both theoretical and simulation results are given to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed scheme in terms of high filtering probability and energy saving.
wireless sensor networks, filtering theory, graph theory, sensor placement, telecommunication security, energy saving, BECAN, bandwidth efficient cooperative authentication, injected false data filtering, wireless sensor networks, false data attack, random graph, sensor node deployment, cooperative bit compressed authentication technique, filtering probability, Authentication, Wireless sensor networks, Routing, Nickel, Artificial neural networks, Communication system security, cooperative bit-compressed authentication., Wireless sensor network, injecting false data attack, random graph

Xiaohui Liang, Xuemin Shen, Haojin Zhu, Xiaodong Lin and Rongxing Lu, "BECAN: A Bandwidth-Efficient Cooperative Authentication Scheme for Filtering Injected False Data in Wireless Sensor Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems, vol. 23, no. , pp. 32-43, 2012.
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