Australian Information Warfare and Security Conference

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


secau Security Research Centre Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia


Originally published in the proceedings of the 12th Australian Information Warfare and Security Conference, Edith Cowan University, Perth Western Australia, 5th -7th December, 2011


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.