Detection and prevention of black hole and selective forwarding attack in clustered WSN with Active Trust

  • Deepak C. Mehetre
  • S. Emalda Roslin
  • Sanjeev J. Wagh


In the recent era, security is the major problem in sensor networks. Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are mostly used for various real-world applications. However, WSNs face a lot of insider and outsider attacks, and it is complex to identify and protect towards insider attacks. Generally, an insider attack, in which the intruders choose several received data packets to drop, threatens the clustered WSNs. This situation has occurred because of the unattended clustered environments in the network. To overcome this problem, this paper proposes a trustable and secure routing scheme using two-stage security mechanism, and dual assurance scheme, for selecting the node and securing the data packet for WSNs. Both schemes are based on Active Trust to protect several kinds of attacks, such as black hole attack, and selective forwarding attack, during routing. Therefore, this paper identifies the trusted path and provides the secure routing paths using trust and Cuckoo search algorithm. Energy is the performance parameter utilized in the proposed scheme. The experimental result proves that proposed system provides the assurance to prolong the network lifespan and the probability of secure routing path in the network.


Routing Active Trust Security Black hole attack Selective forwarding attack CS algorithm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Deepak C. Mehetre
    • 1
  • S. Emalda Roslin
    • 1
  • Sanjeev J. Wagh
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentSathyabama UniversityChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Information Technology Department, Govt. COEShivaji UniversityKaradIndia

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