Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences




Security of resource sharing and provenance is a major concern in wireless sensor networks(WSNs),wherethe intruders can easily inject malicious intermediate nodes for various personal gains. This selective forwarding attack may reduce the flow of resource sharing and throughput in the network. Most of the existing techniques are complex and do not provide sufficient security to sensor nodes with low energy. This paper proposes an energy-efficient and lightweight security protocol for optimal resource provenance in multihop WSNs and the Internet of things (IoT) network. The sharing of the resources between the sensor nodes indicates the strength of the mutual cooperation between the nodes, which will act as a link to generate a cooperative correlating coefficient in the proposed security protocol. Thecooperative correlating coefficient is computed and matched at the source and destination sensor node, which is broadcast to all the connecting intermediate sensor nodes. A higher value of the cooperative correlating coefficient indicates stronger and secure resource sharing between the sensor nodes with optimal resource provenance, and the lower value indicates the possibility of the presence of adversarial sensor nodes between the hops. We calculate the energy dissipated for the sensor nodes and the complete sensor network. The real-time cooperative correlating coefficient values are derived from the cooperation of two USRPs. The simulation for the detection of adversarial sensor node and resource provenance is done using MATLAB. The experimental result demonstrates secure resource provenance sharing in a sensor network with high energy efficiency compared to the existing techniques.


Energy efficiency, Internet of things, provenance, resource sharing, security and privacy, wireless sensor network

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