Implementation of Information Systems Security Threats: The Byzantine Generals and Wormhole Attacks

Nancy Alrajei


A challenge in designing wireless sensor networks is to maximize the lifetime of the network with respect to limited resources and energy. These limitations make the network particularly vulnerable to attacks from adversaries. Attacks such as wormhole attack and Byzantine General Attack, that are considered damaging to the security of the information system of the network. In this paper we implemented those two attacks on different network settings and topologies to test how it affects the information that is being spread in the network in the presence of these attacks. We use Matlab simulation and our results show the differences between the between  different topologies on the stability of the information of the network.



security; Byzantine General; wormhole; attacks; Information Systems; wireless network; network topology;

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