A combined biologically and socially inspired approach to mitigating ad hoc network threats

Jimmy McGibney, Dmitri Botvich, Sasitharan Balasubramaniam

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Abstract

This paper describes a collaborative approach to handling dynamic attack threats in mobile ad hoc networks. Our approach is biologically and socially motivated. Each network node maintains a trust score for each other node of which it is aware and distributes these to its neighbourhood. Services have associated trust thresholds - the more sensitive the service, the higher the threshold. We define a robust decentralised dynamic system involving nodes, services and trust scores that helps to quickly and reliably locate potential sources of attacks and their threat level. The paper presents results of simulations of the behaviour of the system's dynamics and its interpretation in the context of ad hoc networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE 66th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2007-Fall
Pages2010-2014
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 IEEE 66th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2007-Fall - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 30 Sep 200703 Oct 2007

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252

Conference

Conference2007 IEEE 66th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2007-Fall
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period30/09/200703/10/2007

Keywords

  • Biologically inspired computing
  • Distributed trust models
  • Intrusion detection
  • Network security

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