Analysis of Wireless Sensor Networks Behavior for Trustworthiness Evaluation

  • Ying ZhangEmail author
  • Peisong Li
  • Jun Wang
  • Mingxing Wang
  • Dengpan Ye
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 960)


Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) face many security challenges in their applications. In order to improve the security of WSNs, a trust security algorithm based on nodes behavior analysis and cloud model is proposed. According to the behavior characteristics of the conventional attacks, three kinds of trust factors are defined and introduced to the trust security algorithm: the transmission rate factor, the spatial correlation factor and the replay attack factor. The cloud model is used to judge the security status of the nodes according to these three trust factors. In the comprehensive calculation of the trust value, the time attenuation factor and the strategy for excluding the impersonation factor by historical evaluations are introduced. Moreover, the influence of the impersonation factor is further excluded by considering the acceptance domain of the trust distribution, and the defamatory nodes could get punished finally. Simulation experiments show that the proposed algorithm can detect the malicious nodes, identify the impersonation nodes, and resist on impersonation attacks effectively.


Wireless sensor networks Trust security Malicious nodes Cloud model Trust factors 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 61673259, U1636101, U1636219, U1736211); International Exchanges and Cooperation Projects of Shanghai Science and Technology Committee (No. 15220721800); partially supported by the National Key Research Development Program of China (2016QY01W0200), also supported in part by the US National Science Foundation Grant CCF-1337244.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ying Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Peisong Li
    • 1
  • Jun Wang
    • 2
  • Mingxing Wang
    • 1
  • Dengpan Ye
    • 3
  1. 1.Shanghai Maritime UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.University of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA
  3. 3.Wuhan UniversityWuhanChina

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