Technical Reports

The report FIMU-RS-2014-01

Improving Intrusion Detection Systems for Wireless Sensor Networks

by Andriy Stetsko, Tobias Smolka, Václav Matyá¹, Martin Stehlik, March 2014, 29 pages.

FIMU-RS-2014-01. Available as Postscript, PDF.


A considerable amount of research has been undertaken in the field of intrusion detection in wireless sensor networks. Researchers proposed a number of relevant mechanisms, and it is not an easy task to select the right ones for a given application scenario. Even when a network operator knows what mechanism to use, it remains an open issue how to configure this particular mechanism in such a way that it is efficient for the particular needs. We propose a framework that optimizes the configuration of an intrusion detection system in terms of detection accuracy and memory usage. There is a variety of scenarios, and a single set of configuration values is not optimal for all of them. Therefore, we believe, such a framework is of a great value for a network operator who needs to optimize an intrusion detection system for his particular needs, e.g., attacker model, environment, node parameters.

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