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Enhanced Security with Improved Defensive Routing Mechanism in Wireless Sensor Networks

R. Sabitha1,*, C. Gokul Prasad2, S. Karthik1

1 Department of Computer Science & Engineering, SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
2 Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SNS College of Engineering, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

* Corresponding Author: R. Sabitha. Email: email

Computer Systems Science and Engineering 2023, 45(3), 2795-2810.


In recent scenario of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), there are many application developed for handling sensitive and private data such as military information, surveillance data, tracking, etc. Hence, the sensor nodes of WSNs are distributed in an intimidating region, which is non-rigid to attacks. The recent research domains of WSN deal with models to handle the WSN communications against malicious attacks and threats. In traditional models, the solution has been made for defending the networks, only to specific attacks. However, in real-time applications, the kind of attack that is launched by the adversary is not known. Additionally, on developing a security mechanism for WSN, the resource constraints of sensor nodes are also to be considered. With that note, this paper presents an Enhanced Security Model with Improved Defensive Routing Mechanism (IDRM) for defending the sensor network from various attacks. Moreover, for efficient model design, the work includes the part of feature evaluation of some general attacks of WSNs. The IDRM also includes determination of optimal secure paths and Node security for secure routing operations. The performance of the proposed model is evaluated with respect to several factors; it is found that the model has achieved better security levels and is efficient than other existing models in WSN communications. It is proven that the proposed IDRM produces 74% of PDR in average and a minimized packet drop of 38% when comparing with the existing works.


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R. Sabitha, C. Gokul Prasad and S. Karthik, "Enhanced security with improved defensive routing mechanism in wireless sensor networks," Computer Systems Science and Engineering, vol. 45, no.3, pp. 2795–2810, 2023.

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