Resource-aware self-adaptive security provisioning in mobile ad hoc networks

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Providing satisfactory security services in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANET) is indispensable to its mission critical applications; however, often a highly secure mechanism inevitably consumes a rather large amount of system resources, which in turn may unintentionally cause a security provisioning Denial of Service (SPDoS) attack. The scheme proposed in this paper sets out a framework to solve this problem by designing a resource-aware self-adaptive network security provisioning scheme. With the support of the offline optimal secure protocol selection module and the online self-adaptive security control module, the framework is capable of deploying different combinations of secure protocols to satisfy different security need at different condition for different applications. Consequently, the proposed self-adaptive security provisioning achieves the maximum overall network security services and network performance services, without causing the SPDoS attack. Moreover, it provides additional security capability via security services hopping. © 2005 IEEE.

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IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC