Wormhole attack mitigation strategies and their impact on wireless sensor network performance: A literature survey

Date
2022
Authors
Shahid, Hafsa
Ashraf, Humaira
Ullah, Ata
Band, Shahab S.
Elnaffar, Said
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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Abstract
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) consist of hundreds of small sensors that collect and report data. During data sharing, these WSNs become vulnerable to numerous security threats, including the deadly ones. Mitigating this risk is a real challenge, especially in a low-resource environment such as a WSN. In this work, using a systematic literature review, we surveyed a large body of research (28 studies) that focused on mitigating wormhole security attacks. Through this study, we evaluate the impact of many proposed security schemes and their impact on the WSN's performance. We compare schemes for effectiveness and pinpoint the limitations. We also analyze the various parameters and metrics used in them and highlight the open research challenges in the field. © 2022 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
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This work is not available in the CUD collection. The version of the scholarly record of this work is published in International Journal of Communication Systems (2022), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1002/dac.5311
Keywords
attack detection, attack prevention, resource, wormhole attack, WSN
Citation
Shahid, H., Ashraf, H., Ullah, A., Band, S. S., & Elnaffar, S. (2022). Wormhole attack mitigation strategies and their impact on wireless sensor network performance: A literature survey. International Journal of Communication Systems, doi:10.1002/dac.5311