Recently, the application of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) has been increasing rapidly. It requires privacy preserving data aggregation protocols to secure the data from compromisers. Preserving privacy of the sensor data is a challenging task. This paper presents a non-linear regression-based data aggregation protocol for preserving privacy of the sensor data. The proposed protocol uses non-linear regression functions to represent the sensor data collected from the sensor nodes. Instead of sending the complete data to the cluster head, the sensor nodes only send the coefficients of the non-linear function. This will reduce the communication overhead of the network. The data aggregation is performed on the masked coefficients and the sink node is able to retrieve the approximated results over the aggregated data. The analysis of experiment results shows that the proposed protocol is able to minimize communication overhead, enhance data aggregation accuracy, and preserve data privacy.
Sreenivasulu, A. L., & Reddy, P. C. (2019). NLDA non-linear regression model for preserving data privacy in wireless sensor networks. Digital Communications and Networks. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcan.2019.01.004