Enhancing Blackslist-Based Packet Filtration Using Blockchain in Wireless Sensor Networks

Wenjuan Li, Weizhi Meng, Yu Wang, Jin Li

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A wireless sensor network (WSN) consists of distributed sensors for monitoring network status and recording data, which is playing a major role in Internet of Things (IoT). This type of wireless network is driven by the availability of inexpensive and low-powered components. However, WSN is vulnerable to many kinds of attacks like Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) due to its dispersed structure and unreliable transmission. In the literature, constructing a suitable distributed packet filter is a promising solution to help mitigate unwanted traffic. While how to ensure the integrity of exchanged data is a challenge as malicious internal node can share manipulated data to degrade the effectiveness of filtration. In this work, we design a blockchain-based blacklist packet filter with collaborative intrusion detection that can be deployed in WSNs. The blockchain technology is used to help build a robust blacklist for reducing unwanted traffic. In the evaluation, we investigate the performance of our filter with a real dataset and in a practical WSN environment. The results demonstrate that our proposed filter can enhance the robustness of blacklist generation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications - 16th International Conference, WASA 2021, Proceedings
EditorsZhe Liu, Fan Wu, Sajal K. Das
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030861292
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
Event16th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications, WASA 2021 - Nanjing, China
Duration: 25 Jun 202127 Jun 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12938 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications, WASA 2021


  • Blockchain technology
  • Distributed denial-of-service attack
  • Network security
  • Packet filtration
  • Wireless sensor network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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