About the Dataset

This is a specialized dataset for intrusion detection in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). It contains 19 features and 374661 records that represent different types of Denial of Service (DoS) attacks including Blackhole, Grayhole, Flooding, and Scheduling attacks.

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How to Cite

If you use this dataset, please cite the following paper:

Almomani, Iman, Bassam Al-Kasasbeh, and Mousa Al-Akhras. "WSN-DS: A dataset for intrusion detection systems in wireless sensor networks."Journal of Sensors 2016 (2016), doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4731953


    title={WSN-DS: A dataset for intrusion detection systems in wireless sensor networks},
    author={Almomani, Iman and Al-Kasasbeh, Bassam and Al-Akhras, Mousa},
    journal={Journal of Sensors},


This dataset was created by the support of the Security Engineering Lab (SEL), College of Computer and Information Sciences, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia.

Dataset Access

Please send an application email to sel@psu.edu.sa stating the following,

  • The name of your research institution
  • The name of the person requesting access

Make sure to send your application from your university (or research institution) email account.