A Survey on Sensor Network Security

  • Xiaojiang Du
  • Yang Xiao
Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Recent advances in electronics and wireless communication technologies have enabled the development of large-scale sensor networks that consist of many low-power, low-cost, and small-sized sensor nodes. Sensor networks hold the promise of facilitating large-scale and real-time data processing in complex environments. Security is very important for many sensor network applications, such as military target tracking and security monitoring. Providing security to small sensor nodes is challenging, due to the limited capabilities of sensor nodes in terms of computation, communication, and energy. In this chapter, we present the current state-of-art of research on sensor network security. In particular, we discuss several important security issues in sensor networks: typical attacks, security objectives, key management, and secure routing.


Sensor Network Sensor Node Wireless Sensor Network Medium Access Control Malicious Node 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaojiang Du
    • 1
  • Yang Xiao
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceNorth Dakota State UniversityFargoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of MemphisMemphisUSA

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