Visible to the public Security in software-defined wireless sensor networks: Threats, challenges and potential solutions

TitleSecurity in software-defined wireless sensor networks: Threats, challenges and potential solutions
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsPritchard, S. W., Hancke, G. P., Abu-Mahfouz, A. M.
Conference Name2017 IEEE 15th International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN)
KeywordsAuthorization, composability, computer network security, control systems, Human Behavior, human factors, Internet of Things paradigm, IoT, Metrics, pubcrawl, Real-time Systems, Resiliency, SD-WSN, SDN, SDN paradigms, SDWSN, SDWSN security, security, security threats, sensor security, software defined networking, software-defined networking approach, software-defined wireless sensor network, Tools, Water resources, Wireless sensor networks, WSN
AbstractA Software-Defined Wireless Sensor Network (SD-WSN) is a recently developed model which is expected to play a large role not only in the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm but also as a platform for other applications such as smart water management. This model makes use of a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) approach to manage a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) in order to solve most of the inherent issues surrounding WSNs. One of the most important aspects of any network, is security. This is an area that has received little attention within the development of SDWSNs, as most research addresses security concerns within SDN and WSNs independently. There is a need for research into the security of SDWSN. Some concepts from both SDN and WSN security can be adjusted to suit the SDWSN model while others cannot. Further research is needed into consolidating SDN and WSN security measures to consider security in SDWSN. Threats, challenges and potential solutions to securing SDWSN are presented by considering both the WSN and SDN paradigms.
Citation Keypritchard_security_2017