Security and privacy in ubiquitous sensor networks

Alfredo J. Perez, Sherali Zeadally, Nafaa Jabeur

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The availability of powerful and sensor-enabled mobile and Internet-connected devices have enabled the advent of the ubiquitous sensor network (USN) paradigm. USN provides various types of solutions to the general public in multiple sectors, including environmental monitoring, entertainment, transportation, security, and healthcare. Here, we explore and compare the features of wireless sensor networks and USN. Based on our extensive study, we classify the security- and privacy-related challenges of USNs. We identify and discuss solutions available to address these challenges. Finally, we briefly discuss open challenges for designing more secure and privacy-preserving approaches in next-generation USNs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-308
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Information Processing Systems
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2018

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  • Human-centric sensing
  • Internet of Things
  • Opportunistic sensing
  • Participatory sensing
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Ubiquitous sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems


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