SDTP+: Securing a distributed transport protocol for WSNs using Merkle trees and Hash chains

Amit Dvir, Levente Buttyan, Ta Vinh Thong

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Abstract

Transport protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are designed to fulfill both reliability and energy efficiency requirements. Distributed Transport for Sensor Networks (DTSN) [1] is one of the most promising transport protocols designed for WSNs because of its effectiveness; however, it does not address any security issues, hence it is vulnerable to many attacks. The first secure transport protocol for WSN was the secure distributed transport protocol (SDTP) [2], which is a security extension of DTSN. Unfortunately, it turns out that the security methods provided by SDTP are not sufficient; some tricky attacks get around the protection mechanism. In this paper, we describe the security gaps in the SDTP protocol, and we introduce SDTP+ for patching the weaknesses. We show that SDTP+ resists attacks on reliability and energy efficiency of the protocol, and also present an overhead analysis for showing its effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2073-2078
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467331227
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: jún. 9 2013jún. 13 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period6/9/136/13/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Dvir, A., Buttyan, L., & Thong, T. V. (2013). SDTP+: Securing a distributed transport protocol for WSNs using Merkle trees and Hash chains. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013 (pp. 2073-2078). [6654831] (IEEE International Conference on Communications). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2013.6654831