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Performance Evaluation of the Impact of Attacks on Mobile Ad hoc Networks

Parsons, Malcolm J. and Ebinger, Peter (2009):
Performance Evaluation of the Impact of Attacks on Mobile Ad hoc Networks.
In: Proceedings of Workshops Dependable Network Computing and Mobile Systems; Field Failure Data Analysis; Embedded Systems and Communications Security, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

The rise in research on and use of Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs) has seen an equal increase in the number of attack strategies, detection methods and counter measures proposed. Most of these have been analyzed and evaluated in separate simulation experiments according to performance metrics chosen for a specific purpose, however, simulation results are not comparable due to varying evaluation scenarios and implementations. In this paper we implement and evaluate the most prominent attacks described in literature in a consistent manner to provide a concise comparison on attack types and parameters. Our objective is to thoroughly capture and analyze the impact of a range of attacks on MANET performance. To this end we define performance metrics and explore influence and damage caused by several attack types and parameter sets. Our evaluation results show that the degree of impact of attacks differs significantly depending on attack type and parameters used. The impact of a particular attack increases considerably with an increasing number of attacking nodes in several of the scenarios, whereas other attack impact levels remain almost constant with varying number of attackers. These results imply that an attacker could choose an attack strategy from a number of alternatives with similar overall impact thereby minimizing detection risk. Our performance metrics provide a consistent comparison of various attack types and parameters and thus a deeper insight into the interaction and the impact of attacks in MANETs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2009
Creators: Parsons, Malcolm J. and Ebinger, Peter
Title: Performance Evaluation of the Impact of Attacks on Mobile Ad hoc Networks
Language: English
Abstract:

The rise in research on and use of Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs) has seen an equal increase in the number of attack strategies, detection methods and counter measures proposed. Most of these have been analyzed and evaluated in separate simulation experiments according to performance metrics chosen for a specific purpose, however, simulation results are not comparable due to varying evaluation scenarios and implementations. In this paper we implement and evaluate the most prominent attacks described in literature in a consistent manner to provide a concise comparison on attack types and parameters. Our objective is to thoroughly capture and analyze the impact of a range of attacks on MANET performance. To this end we define performance metrics and explore influence and damage caused by several attack types and parameter sets. Our evaluation results show that the degree of impact of attacks differs significantly depending on attack type and parameters used. The impact of a particular attack increases considerably with an increasing number of attacking nodes in several of the scenarios, whereas other attack impact levels remain almost constant with varying number of attackers. These results imply that an attacker could choose an attack strategy from a number of alternatives with similar overall impact thereby minimizing detection risk. Our performance metrics provide a consistent comparison of various attack types and parameters and thus a deeper insight into the interaction and the impact of attacks in MANETs.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs), Network security, Performance evaluation, Attack mechanisms, Performance metrics
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Interactive Graphics Systems
Event Title: Proceedings of Workshops Dependable Network Computing and Mobile Systems; Field Failure Data Analysis; Embedded Systems and Communications Security
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 11:16
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