Implementing a broadcast storm attack on a mission-critical wireless sensor network

Irina Krivtsova, Ilya Lebedev, Mikhail Sukhoparov, Nurzhan Bazhayev, Igor Zikratov, Aleksandr Ometov, Sergey Andreev, Pavel Masek, Radek Fujdiak, Jiri Hosek

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    In this work, we emphasize the practical importance of mission-critical wireless sensor networks (WSNs) for structural health monitoring of industrial constructions. Due to its isolated and ad hoc nature, this type of WSN deployments is susceptible to a variety of malicious attacks that may disrupt the underlying crucial systems. Along these lines, we review and implement one such attack, named a broadcast storm, where an attacker is attempting to flood the network by sending numerous broadcast packets. Accordingly, we assemble a live prototype of said scenario with real-world WSN equipment, as well as measure the key operational parameters of the WSN under attack, including packet transmission delays and the corresponding loss ratios.We further develop a simple supportive mathematical model based on widely-adopted methods of queuing theory. It allows for accurate performance assessment as well as for predicting the expected system performance, which has been verified with statistical methods.

    OtsikkoWired/Wireless Internet Communications
    Alaotsikko14th IFIP WG 6.2 International Conference, WWIC 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 25-27, 2016, Proceedings
    KustantajaSpringer Verlag
    ISBN (painettu)9783319339351
    DOI - pysyväislinkit
    TilaJulkaistu - 2016
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
    TapahtumaInternational Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communication -
    Kesto: 1 tammik. 1900 → …


    NimiLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (painettu)0302-9743
    ISSN (elektroninen)1611-3349


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communication
    Ajanjakso1/01/00 → …


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    • Computer Science(all)
    • Theoretical Computer Science


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