A Review of the Vulnerabilities and Attacks for Wireless Sensor Networks

Ju young Kim; Ronnie D. Caytiles; Kyung Jung Kim
June 2012
Journal of Security Engineering;Jun2012, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p241
Academic Journal
This paper presents a study of the different vulnerabilities, threats and attacks for Wireless Sensor Networks. Effective management of the threats associated with wireless technology requires a sound and thorough assessment of risk given the environment and development of a plan to mitigate identified threats. An analysis to help network managers understand and assess the various threats associated with the use of wireless technology and a number of available solutions for countering those threats are discussed


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