Journal paper

An Ultra Hierarchical Clustering-Based Secure Aggregation Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

In wireless sensor networks (WSNs), security and economy of total energy are two important and necessary aspects to consider. On the one hand, security helps to ensure that such a network is not subject to attacks that involve reading, modification or destruction of information. On the other hand, aggregation of data allows sensors to work together to combine messages to transmit, and in this way to obtain lower transmission costs, which increases efficiency and saves energy. In this paper, we superpose two types of clustered architectures of WSNs to yield ultra-hierarchical structures. A secure aggregation protocol for sensor networks is derived from this hierarchical structure. Our protocol is designed to prevent the majority of internal and external attacks of small and medium-sized proportions and to allow – unlike most previous protocols on the subject – an aggregation fully realized by the sensors, with a low use of the base station.

Reference

  • [PDF] S. Faye and J. F. Myoupo, “An ultra hierarchical clustering-based secure aggregation protocol for wireless sensor networks,” AISS: Advances in Information Sciences and Service Sciences, vol. 3, iss. 9, p. 309–319, 2011.
    @article{SF-AISS-11,
    Author = {Faye, S{\'e}bastien and Myoupo, Jean Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric},
    Journal = {AISS: Advances in Information Sciences and Service Sciences},
    Number = 9,
    Pages = {309--319},
    Pdf = {http://www.sfaye.com/data/faye_aiss_2011.pdf},
    Title = {An ultra hierarchical clustering-based secure aggregation protocol for wireless sensor networks},
    Volume = 3,
    Year = 2011}