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CMULE – A Tree Based Data Exfiltration Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

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dc.contributor.author Coyne, Joseph Jerome
dc.creator Coyne, Joseph Jerome
dc.date 2009-07-29
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-22T19:47:26Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2009-09-22T19:47:26Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-22T19:47:26Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/5611
dc.description.abstract Packet level Denial of Service (DoS) attacks in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are executed by violating the Carrier Sense Multiple Access (CSMA) protocol and flooding the air with packets. WSNs use multi-channel transceivers that can operate on a single channel at a time. WSN protocols typically operate on a single channel and are susceptible to easily programmable DoS attacks. CMULE is a multi-hop multi-channel data exfiltration protocol. CMULE is built using some of the ideas contained in MULEPRO, a jamming-resistant protocol for multi-channel WSNs. CMULE targets data-gathering WSN applications and provides jamming resistance by spreading the transmission throughput over multiple channels. CMULE builds the transmission schedule using MULEPRO's Latin square scheduling technique and distance-2 vertex coloring to manage multi-channel operation while avoiding the hidden terminal problem. The transmission schedule is kept secret and managed by a keyed distributed algorithm. The transmission schedule is paired with multi-hop routing data in order to preserve the routing direction of the original multi-hop protocol. In order to service both CMULE and the multi-hop network protocol for new and dropped nodes, multi-channel operation periodically ceases and all nodes meet on a secretly agreed channel. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject wireless en_US
dc.subject sensor en_US
dc.subject network en_US
dc.subject multi-channel en_US
dc.subject collection en_US
dc.subject exfiltration en_US
dc.title CMULE – A Tree Based Data Exfiltration Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Information Security and Assurance en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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