RL-MADP: Reinforcement Learning-based Misdirection Attack Prevention Technique for WSN

Iqra Mustafa, Shahzad Aslam, Sheraz Aslam, Muhammad Bilal Qureshi, Nouman Ashraf, Syed Muhammad Mohsin, Hasnain Mustafa

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Abstract

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) provide noteworthy advantages over conventional methods for various real-time applications, i.e., healthcare, temperature sensing, smart homes, homeland security, and environmental monitoring. However, limited resources, short life-time network constraints, and security vulnerabilities are the challenging issues in the era of WSNs. Besides, WSNs performance is susceptible to network anomalies, particularly to misdirection attacks. The above-mentioned issues pose our attentions to produce a security-aware application. In this work, therefore, we present a Reinforcement Learning (RL) algorithm for Misdirection Attack Detection and Prevention (RL-MADP) in WSNs. In our proposed approach, other than the flat architecture configuration for WSN, Markov Decision Process (MDP) from RL is considered. Where, each sensor node is fully aware of its environment. It is an online method and incurs minimal computation cost, and performs load-balancing with higher residual energy to prolong the network lifetime.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, IWCMC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages721-726
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728131290
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
Event16th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2020 - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 15 Jun 202019 Jun 2020

Publication series

Name2020 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, IWCMC 2020

Conference

Conference16th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2020
Country/TerritoryCyprus
CityLimassol
Period15/06/202019/06/2020

Keywords

  • Markov Decision Process
  • Misdirection Attack
  • Policy Iteration
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Wireless Sensor Network
  • WSN Security

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