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A Framework for Secure and Survivable Wireless Sensor Networks


  • Mi Chaw Mon THEIN
  • Thandar THEIN

    () (University of Computer Studies, Yangon, Myanmar)


Wireless sensor networks increasingly become viable solutions to many challenging problems and will successively be deployed in many areas in the future. A wireless sensor network (WSN) is vulnerable to security attacks due to the insecure communication channels, limited computational and communication capabilities and unattended nature of sensor node devices, limited energy resources and memory. Security and survivability of these systems are receiving increasing attention, particularly critical infrastructure protection. So we need to design a framework that provide both security and survivability for WSNs. To meet this goals, we propose a framework for secure and survivable WSNs and we present a key management scheme as a case study to prevent the sensor networks being compromised by an adversary. This paper also considers survivability strategies for the sensor network against a variety of threats that can lead to the failure of the base station, which represents a central point of failure.

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  • Mi Chaw Mon THEIN & Thandar THEIN, 2009. "A Framework for Secure and Survivable Wireless Sensor Networks," Economics and Applied Informatics, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 1, pages 243-252.
  • Handle: RePEc:ddj:fseeai:y:2009:i:1:p:243-252

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    key management scheme; security; survivability; WSN;

    JEL classification:

    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
    • D85 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Network Formation


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