Title

Penetration of Zigbee-based wireless sensor networks

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

secau Security Research Centre, ECU

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Security Science / Security Research Centre (secAU)

RAS ID

13110

Comments

This article was originally published as: Johnstone, M. N., & Jarvis, J.A. (2011). Penetration of Zigbee-Based Wireless Sensor Networks. Paper presented at the The 12th Australian Information Warfare and Security Conference, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia.

Abstract

Wireless Sensor Networks are becoming popular as a simple means of collecting data by public utilities, motor vehicle manufacturers and other organisations. Unfortunately the devices on such networks are often insecure by default, which presents problems in terms of the integrity of the data provided across those networks. This paper explores a range of attacks that were successful on a network consisting of nodes using the ZigBee protocol stack and proposes defences that can be put in place to circumvent these attacks thus leading to more secure systems and increasing user confidence.

Access Rights

Open Access