Héctor KASCHEL, José MARDONES, Gustavo QUEZADA
Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
Avenida Bdo. O’Higgins 3363, Estación Central, Santiago, Chile
Abstract: Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are highly vulnerable in their security. They are generally deployed in hostile environments to collect different kinds of data, so they are exposed to serious physical and software attacks. Therefore, developing methods to increase security becomes an essential aspect of the study of these networks. WSNs are used in military, medical and biological applications, among others. This paper analyzes the security requirements of WSNs, the main attacks, and their main characteristics; finally it reviews some security methods currently proposed or implemented in these networks, and identifies the possible types of security attacks that can affect the layers of the OSI Reference Model.
Keywords: Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Types of attacks.
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Héctor KASCHEL, José MARDONES, Gustavo QUEZADA, Safety in Wireless Sensor Networks: Types of Attacks and Solutions, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 22 (3), pp. 323-330, 2013.