TitleDesign of data-injection adversarial attacks against spatial field detectors
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsLópez-Valcarce, R, Romero, D
Conference NameIEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP)
Date Published06/2016
Conference LocationPalma de Mallorca, Spain
Keywordsadversarial signal processing, compass, wsn

Data-injection attacks on spatial field detection corrupt a subset of measurements to cause erroneous decisions. We consider a centralized decision scheme exploiting spatial field smoothness to overcome lack of knowledge on system parameters such as noise variance. We obtain closed-form expressions for system performance and investigate strategies for an intruder injecting false data in a fraction of the sensors in order to reduce the probability of detection. The problem of determining the most vulnerable subset of sensors is also analyzed.