Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems. First International ICST Conference, MOBILIGHT 2009, Athens, Greece, May 18-20, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Distributed Energy-Aware Trust Management System for Secure Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_9,
        author={Yannis Stelios and Nikos Papayanoulas and Panagiotis Trakadas and Sotiris Maniatis and Helen Leligou and Theodore Zahariadis},
        title={A Distributed Energy-Aware Trust Management System for Secure Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks},
        proceedings={Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems. First International ICST Conference, MOBILIGHT 2009, Athens, Greece, May 18-20, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBILIGHT},
        year={2012},
        month={6},
        keywords={Wireless sensor networks trust management secure routing},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_9}
    }
    
  • Yannis Stelios
    Nikos Papayanoulas
    Panagiotis Trakadas
    Sotiris Maniatis
    Helen Leligou
    Theodore Zahariadis
    Year: 2012
    A Distributed Energy-Aware Trust Management System for Secure Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks
    MOBILIGHT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_9
Yannis Stelios1,*, Nikos Papayanoulas1,*, Panagiotis Trakadas1,*, Sotiris Maniatis1,*, Helen Leligou1,*, Theodore Zahariadis1,*
  • 1: TEI of Chalkis
*Contact email: jstellios@teihal.gr, nicolappj@teihal.gr, trakadasp@teihal.gr, smaniatis@teihal.gr, leligou@teihal.gr, zahariad@teihal.gr

Abstract

Wireless sensor networks are inherently vulnerable to security attacks, due to their wireless operation. The situation is further aggravated because they operate in an infrastructure-less environment, which mandates the cooperation among nodes for all networking tasks, including routing, i.e. all nodes act as “routers”, forwarding the packets generated by their neighbours in their way to the sink node. This implies that malicious nodes (denying their cooperation) can significantly affect the network operation. Trust management schemes provide a powerful tool for the detection of unexpected node behaviours (either faulty or malicious). Once misbehaving nodes are detected, their neighbours can use this information to avoid cooperating with them either for data forwarding, data aggregation or any other cooperative function. We propose a secure routing solution based on a novel distributed trust management system, which allows for fast detection of a wide set of attacks and also incorporates energy awareness.