Enhancing blackslist-based packet filtration using blockchain in wireless sensor networks

Wenjuan LI, Weizhi MENG, Yu WANG, Jin LI

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Abstract

A wireless sensor network (WSN) consists of distributed sensors for monitoring network status and recording data, which is playing a major role in Internet of Things (IoT). This type of wireless network is driven by the availability of inexpensive and low-powered components. However, WSN is vulnerable to many kinds of attacks like Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) due to its dispersed structure and unreliable transmission. In the literature, constructing a suitable distributed packet filter is a promising solution to help mitigate unwanted traffic. While how to ensure the integrity of exchanged data is a challenge as malicious internal node can share manipulated data to degrade the effectiveness of filtration. In this work, we design a blockchain-based blacklist packet filter with collaborative intrusion detection that can be deployed in WSNs. The blockchain technology is used to help build a robust blacklist for reducing unwanted traffic. In the evaluation, we investigate the performance of our filter with a real dataset and in a practical WSN environment. The results demonstrate that our proposed filter can enhance the robustness of blacklist generation. Copyright © 2021 Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless algorithms, systems, and applications: 16th International Conference, WASA 2021, Nanjing, China, June 25–27, 2021, proceedings, part II
EditorsZhe LIU, Fan WU, Sajal K. DAS
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages624-635
ISBN (Electronic)9783030861308
ISBN (Print)9783030861292
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Citation

Li, W., Meng, W., Wang, Y., & Li, J. (2021). Enhancing blackslist-based packet filtration using blockchain in wireless sensor networks. In Z. Liu, F. Wu, & S. K. Das (Eds.), Wireless algorithms, systems, and applications: 16th International Conference, WASA 2021, Nanjing, China, June 25–27, 2021, proceedings, part II (pp. 624-635). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86130-8_49

Keywords

  • Wireless sensor network
  • Distributed denial-of-service attack
  • Blockchain technology
  • Network security
  • Packet filtration

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