We address the challenge of correctly estimating the position of wireless sensor network (WSN) nodes in the presence of malicious adversaries. We consider adversarial situations during the execution of node localization under three classes of colluding adversaries. We describe a decentralized algorithm that aims at determining the position of nodes in the presence of such colluders. Colluders are assumed to either forge or manipulate the information they exchange with the other nodes of the WSN. This algorithm allows location-unknown nodes to successfully detect adversaries within their communication range. Numeric simulation is reported to validate the approach. Results show the validity of the proposal, both in terms of localization and adversary detection.

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Keywords Colluders, Detection, Secure localization, Wireless sensor network
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.3390/s17081892
Journal Sensors
Shi, W, Barbeau, M, Corriveau, J, Garcia-Alfaro, J. (Joaquin), & Yao, M. (Meng). (2017). Secure localization in the presence of colluders in WSNs. Sensors, 17(8). doi:10.3390/s17081892