SECURITY CHALLENGES FOR ENERGY-HARVESTING WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS

Alessio Di Mauro, Davide Papini, Nicola Dragoni

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.

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Di Mauro A., Papini D. and Dragoni N. (2012). SECURITY CHALLENGES FOR ENERGY-HARVESTING WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Pervasive Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - Volume 1: PECCS, ISBN 978-989-8565-00-6, pages 422-425. DOI: 10.5220/0003907104220425


in Bibtex Style

@conference{peccs12,
author={Alessio Di Mauro and Davide Papini and Nicola Dragoni},
title={SECURITY CHALLENGES FOR ENERGY-HARVESTING WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Pervasive Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - Volume 1: PECCS,},
year={2012},
pages={422-425},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003907104220425},
isbn={978-989-8565-00-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Pervasive Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - Volume 1: PECCS,
TI - SECURITY CHALLENGES FOR ENERGY-HARVESTING WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS
SN - 978-989-8565-00-6
AU - Di Mauro A.
AU - Papini D.
AU - Dragoni N.
PY - 2012
SP - 422
EP - 425
DO - 10.5220/0003907104220425