A Secure Trust Establishment Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks

Provided by: MDPI AG
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Trust establishment is an important tool to improve cooperation and enhance security in wireless sensor networks. The core of trust establishment is trust estimation. If a trust estimation method is not robust against attack and misbehavior, the trust values produced will be meaningless, and system performance will e degraded. The authors present a novel trust estimation method that is robust against on-off attacks and persistent malicious behavior. Moreover, in order to aggregate recommendations securely, they propose using a modified one-step M-estimator scheme.

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