International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT)
A sensor network is a special type of network. The unique characteristics of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) separate them from the legacy communication networks. Most of the WSN's routing protocols are easy and straightforward & because of this reason they are vulnerable to attacks. The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is considered particularly as it targets the energy efficient protocols that are unique to wireless sensor networks. So the authors start by considering such characteristics of the network and giving their impact on the security of the network.