• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 3, Pages: 1-14

Original Article

XLID: Cross-Layer Intrusion Detection System for Wireless Sensor Networks


Objectives: This research developed an IDS based on cross layer interaction between network, and MAC layers of OSI model. XLID is checked against other traditional (non-cross-layered) IDS that are based on single layer protocol. Methods/ Statistical Analysis: For this purpose, a simulator was built specifically for simulating the proposed approach. XLID showed its superiority in terms of number of detected intruders, power consumption, and throughput, over other noncross-layered IDS. Findings: Based on the results XLID enhanced the intrusion detection rate by 42% on average, 75% higher throughput to base station, and a 23% reduction of power consumption compared to non-cross-layered IDS. Moreover, the total energy saved during simulation time ranges from 25% up to 45% compared to non-cross-layered IDS. Application/Improvements: Findings pointed out that, the detection rate at Network layer ranges from 5% up to 18% compared to non-cross-layered IDS, while it is from 2% up to 15% in the MAC layer. 

Keywords: Cross-Layer Intrusion Detection, Intrusion Detection System (IDS), Security Attacks, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)


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