Self-measurement of the information security level in a monitoring system based on mobile Ad Hoc networks

Reijo Savola, Jarkko Holappa

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Abstract

In critical security and safety monitoring systems, the information security level of the monitoring system might change rapidly because of hostile attacks targeted at it. A self-measurement mechanism can be used for the preservation and improvement of the information security level during the whole mission of a monitoring network. We propose our initial ideas for composing an integrated security metrics framework for a dynamical self-organized monitoring system based on mobile ad hoc networks, structured according to currently known security challenges. The aim is to predict, as well as to monitor, the security level, concentrating on the principal effects contributing to it. In addition, we introduce an on-the-fly security level estimation mechanism for mobile ad hoc networks. The mechanism can be used to support both node-level and network-level decision making. At the node level it is possible to constantly estimate the security level to when choosing applications and communication mechanisms. At the network level, democratic voting among independent estimates originating from different nodes can be used to increase the level of security.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Workshop on Homeland Security, Contraband Detection and Personal Safety, IMS 2005
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages42-49
ISBN (Print)0-7803-9121-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Workshop on Homeland Security, Contraband Detection and Personal Safety, IMS 2005 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 29 Mar 200530 Mar 2005

Workshop

WorkshopIEEE International Workshop on Homeland Security, Contraband Detection and Personal Safety, IMS 2005
Abbreviated titleIMS 2005
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period29/03/0530/03/05

Keywords

  • information security

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