Security in Lightweight Ad Hoc Networks

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Henric Johnson
Title: Security in Lightweight Ad Hoc Networks
Conference name: The Knowledge Foundation Conference: Promote IT 2002
Year: 2002
City: Skövde
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Department of Telecommunications and Signal Processing (Institutionen för telekommunikation och signalbehandling)
Department of Telecommunications and Signal Processing S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail: henric.johnson@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: The focus of my research is on security in wireless lightweight ad hoc networks. So far, much research has been concentrated primarily on making ad hoc networks feasible and useful and not on issues of security. However, ad hoc networks are highly vulnerable to attacks. In my research, I will present the requirements of making an ad hoc network secure and scalable, and also provide solutions as to how to authenticate the identity of the nodes by only adding one authentication bit to each packet. This will dramatically reduce the bandwidth and power consumption in the ad hoc network.
Subject: Telecommunications\General
Telecommunications\Network Security
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