A Survey on Secure Routing Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Yasir Arfat 1,* Riaz Ahmed Shaikh 1

1. Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijwmt.2016.03.02

Received: 21 Jan. 2016 / Revised: 24 Feb. 2016 / Accepted: 2 Apr. 2016 / Published: 8 May 2016

Index Terms

Secure Routing, Cryptography, and Sensor networks, Geographical Routing


Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are typically formed by collaboration of the large amount of partial sensor nodes, which are connected through wireless medium. In wireless sensor network, security is an essential aspect because of its usage in applications like monitoring, tracking, controlling, surveillance etc. Secure communication is extremely crucial in delivering vital information accurately and on the time through resource constraint sensor nodes. In this paper, our contribution is threefold. Firstly, we have summarized the network layer routing attacks on WSNs. Secondly, we have provided taxonomy of secure routing protocols of WSNs. Thirdly, we have provided a qualitative comparison of existing secure routing protocols. Results show that most of the existing secure routing schemes are not very efficient due to various reasons like high-energy consumption, and large communication overhead. 

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Yasir Arfat, Riaz Ahmed Shaikh,"A Survey on Secure Routing Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks", International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT), Vol.6, No.3, pp.9-19, 2016. DOI: 10.5815/ijwmt.2016.03.02


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