Security challenges for energy-harvesting wireless sensor networks

Alessio Di Mauro, Davide Papini, Nicola Dragoni

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    Abstract

    With the recent introduction of Energy-Harvesting nodes, security is gaining more and more importance in sensor networks. By exploiting the ability of scavenging energy from the surrounding environment, the lifespan of a node has drastically increased. This is one of the reason why security needs a new take in this topic. Traditional solutions may not work in this new field. Brand new challenges and threats may arise and new solutions have to be designed. In this paper we present a taxonomy of attacks, focusing on how they change in the energy harvesting scenario compared to regular sensor networks. Finally, we present and discuss existing security solutions for EH-WSNs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPECCS 2012 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Pervasive Embedded Computing and Communication Systems
    PublisherSciTePress
    Publication date2012
    Pages422-425
    ISBN (Print)978-989-8565-00-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event2nd International Conference on Pervasive Embedded Computing and Communication Systems (PECCS 2012) - Rome, Italy
    Duration: 24 Feb 201226 Feb 2012
    http://www.peccs.org/PECCS2012/

    Conference

    Conference2nd International Conference on Pervasive Embedded Computing and Communication Systems (PECCS 2012)
    CountryItaly
    CityRome
    Period24/02/201226/02/2012
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Communication systems
    • Embedded software
    • Energy harvesting
    • Wireless sensor networks
    • Sensor nodes

    Cite this

    Di Mauro, A., Papini, D., & Dragoni, N. (2012). Security challenges for energy-harvesting wireless sensor networks. In PECCS 2012 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Pervasive Embedded Computing and Communication Systems (pp. 422-425). SciTePress.