Authentication and node level security management in mobile Ad Hoc network

Ilkka Uusitalo, Reijo Savola

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference articleScientific


Inherent freedom due to lack of central authority of self-organized mobile ad hoc networks introduces challenges to security and trust management. Arguably, trust management is the most critical security issue in mobile ad hoc networks. If nodes do not have any prior knowledge of each other, trust establishment becomes complicated. In situations like this, the nodes themselves should be responsible of their own security – or they could trust certain known nodes, “micro-operators.” In this paper we discuss trust establishment methods for both “operator-controlled” and self-organized mobile ad hoc networks. We also discuss a model for security management in self-organizing mobile ad hoc networks that is based on high level of nodes’ own responsibility and node-level security monitoring.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventRovaniemen VI tietoturvapäivä: Tietoturvallisuus ja laki : tunnistaminen tietoyhteiskunnassa - Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 9 Nov 20059 Nov 2005


ConferenceRovaniemen VI tietoturvapäivä

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