Ensuring data confidentiality and privacy in mobile ad hoc networks

H. Aldabbas, H. Janicke, R. AbuJassar, T. Alwada'n

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    Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) are autonomous systems
    which are comprised of a number of mobile nodes that communicate between
    themselves by wireless communication in a peer-to-peer basis. They are
    self-organized, self-configured and self-controlled infrastructure-less networks.
    Nodes can communicate with each other without any pre-planned or a base station. Disseminating information securely between these nodes in such networks
    however is a challenging task, particularly when the information is confidential.
    Revealing such information to anyone else other than the intended nodes could be
    highly damaging, especially in military applications where keeping the message
    secret from adversaries is essential. In this paper we present our novel framework
    for privacy control in mobile ad hoc networks in which privacy policies are attached to messages as they are send between peers. We evaluate our framework
    using the Network Simulator (NS-2) to provide and check whether the privacy
    and confidentiality of the originator are met. For this we implemented the privacy
    enforcement as an NS2 agent that manages and enforces the policies attached to
    packets at every node in the MANET.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventThe 3rd International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Networks - India, Bangalore, India
    Duration: 2 Jan 20124 Jan 2012


    ConferenceThe 3rd International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Networks
    Abbreviated titleWiMoNe-2011
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