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dc.contributor.author Kgogo, T
dc.contributor.author Isong, B
dc.contributor.author Abu-Mahfouz, Adnan MI
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-19T10:00:14Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-19T10:00:14Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09
dc.identifier.citation Kgogo, T., Isong, B. and Abu-Mahfouz, A.M.I. 2017. Software defined wireless sensor networks security challenges. 2017 IEEE AFRICON: Science, Technology & Innovation for Africa, 18-20 September 2017, The Avenue V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-5386-2775-4
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-5386-2776-1
dc.identifier.issn 2153-0033
dc.identifier.uri http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8095705/
dc.identifier.uri DOI: 10.1109/AFRCON.2017.8095705
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/10118
dc.description Copyright: 2017 IEEE. Due to copyright restrictions, the attached PDF file contains the accepted version of the paper. For access to the published item, please consult the publisher's website. en_US
dc.description.abstract Wireless Sensors Networks (WSNs) have been gaining significant attention in both the industries and the academia in recent years. However, WSN are vulnerable to growing security threats and attacks which are inept for the current traditional security mechanisms to cope with or mitigate such security challenges. As a solution, Software Defined Network (SDN) has emerged and been merged with WSN to form what is known as Software Defined Wireless Sensor Network (SDWSN). SDWSN is introduced to bring flexibility, programmability and innovation to the WSN network. However, SDWSN is not exempted from security challenges. SDWSN is faced with multitude of security challenges inherited from both SDN and WSN which have become a bottle-neck to its operations and applicability. Therefore, this paper presents security challenges in both WSN and SDN which are transferable to SDWSN. We discussed the inheritable security challenges from the perspective of SDN and WSN by outlining several possible threats, attacks and some countermeasures. This is important to bring together these challenges in order to attract or stimulate more research and development activities aim at realizing a more secure and dependable SDWSN. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IEEE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;20462
dc.subject Wireless Sensors Networks en_US
dc.subject WSNs en_US
dc.subject Software Defined Network en_US
dc.subject SDN en_US
dc.title Software defined wireless sensor networks security challenges en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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