Volume 12, Number 5

Secured AODV to Protect WSN Against Malicious Intrusion


Saad Al-Ahmadi and Abdulrahman Alseqyani, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia


One of the security issues in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) is intrusion detection. In this paper, we propose a new defence mechanism based on the Ad hoc On-Demand Vector (AODV) routing protocol. AODV is a reactive protocol designed for ad hoc networks and has excellent flexibility to be adapted to a new secure version. The main objective of the proposed secured AODV routing protocol is to protect WSN against malicious intrusion and defend against adversary attacks. This secured AODV protocol works well with the WSN dynamics and topology changes due to limited available resources. It establishes secure multi-hop routing between sensor nodes with high confidence, integrity, and availability. The secured AODV utilizes an existing intrusion dataset that facilitates new collection from all the exchanged packets in the network. The protocol monitors end to end delay and avoid any additional overhead over message transfer between sensor nodes. The experimental results showed that this secured AODV could be used to fight against malicious attacks such as black hole attacks and avoid caused large transmission delays.


Intrusion Detection, Wireless Sensor Network, Security, Attack, AODV.