Penetration of Zigbee-based wireless sensor networks
secau Security Research Centre, ECU
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Security Science / Security Research Centre (secAU)
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.