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Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security

Minimizing collaborative attacks in a real heterogeneous mobile ad hoc network using cooperative immunization model.

Research Areas: Network Security

Principal Investigator: Bharat Bhargava

In this paper, a security problem of cooperative immunization againstcollaborative attacks such as the blackhole attacks and the wormhole attacks in a real heterogeneous mobile ad hoc network Due collaborative attacks in the mobile ad hoc network may cause more damages than individual attacks. In human immune system, non-selfs (i.e. viruses, bacteria and cancers etc.) often attack human body in a collaborative way, and cause diseases in the whole body. Inspired from the human immune system, we built a tri-tier cooperative immunization model to detect the collaborative attacks (non-selfs) and eliminate them in the real mobile ad hoc network. The threat model of the collaborative attacks was developed to analyze the vulnerabilities of the real heterogeneous mobile ad hoc network. Real experimental results and simulations demonstrate the validation and effectiveness of the proposed secure model in minimizing the collaborative attacks.

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Other PIs: T. Gong

Keywords: Immune systems, Network Security