A theoretical framework of resilience: Biased random walk routing against insider attacks

Ochirkhand Erdene-Ochir, Mohamed Abdallah, Khaled Qaraqe, Marine Minier, Fabrice Valois

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the resilience of routing protocols against malicious insiders willing to disrupt communications. Previous study showed that introducing randomness and data replication enhances the resilience of routing protocols. It makes them unpredictable for an attacker and provides route diversification. We propose a theoretical framework of the resilience based on biased random walks on a torus lattice. The objective is to evaluate analytically the influence of bias and data replication introduced to random walks. The bias allows to decrease the route length, thus reducing the probability of a data packet to meet a malicious insider along the route; however, it also decreases the degree of randomness (entropy). When combined with data replication, the reliability is improved thanks to route diversity despite an additional overhead in terms of energy consumption. The main goal is to provide a good tradeoff between shortest path and route diversity for a reasonable cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1602-1607
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479984060
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2015
Event2015 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2015 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 9 Mar 201512 Mar 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2015

Other

Other2015 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2015
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period9/3/1512/3/15

Keywords

  • attacks
  • biased random walk
  • data gathering
  • random walk
  • reliability
  • resilience
  • routing protocol
  • security
  • sensor networks
  • smart metering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Signal Processing

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    Erdene-Ochir, O., Abdallah, M., Qaraqe, K., Minier, M., & Valois, F. (2015). A theoretical framework of resilience: Biased random walk routing against insider attacks. In 2015 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2015 (pp. 1602-1607). [7127707] (2015 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2015.7127707