A wireless sensor network (WSN) consists of distributed sensors for monitoring network status and recording data, which is playing a major role in Internet of Things (IoT). This type of wireless network is driven by the availability of inexpensive and low-powered components. However, WSN is vulnerable to many kinds of attacks like Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) due to its dispersed structure and unreliable transmission. In the literature, constructing a suitable distributed packet filter is a promising solution to help mitigate unwanted traffic. While how to ensure the integrity of exchanged data is a challenge as malicious internal node can share manipulated data to degrade the effectiveness of filtration. In this work, we design a blockchain-based blacklist packet filter with collaborative intrusion detection that can be deployed in WSNs. The blockchain technology is used to help build a robust blacklist for reducing unwanted traffic. In the evaluation, we investigate the performance of our filter with a real dataset and in a practical WSN environment. The results demonstrate that our proposed filter can enhance the robustness of blacklist generation.
|Title of host publication||Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications|
|Editors||Zhe Liu, Fan Wu, Sajal K. Das|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Event||16th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications - Nanjing, China|
Duration: 25 Jun 2021 → 27 Jun 2021
|Conference||16th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications|
|Period||25/06/2021 → 27/06/2021|
|Series||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Acknowledgment. This work was partially supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61802080 and 61802077), and Guangzhou University Research Project (No. RQ2020085 and RD2020076).
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- Blockchain technology
- Distributed denial-of-service attack
- Network security
- Packet filtration
- Wireless sensor network