PA-SHWMP: a privacy-aware secure hybrid wireless mesh protocol for IEEE 802.11s wireless mesh networks

Lin, Hui and Ma, Jianfeng and Hu, Jia and Yang, Kai (2012) PA-SHWMP: a privacy-aware secure hybrid wireless mesh protocol for IEEE 802.11s wireless mesh networks. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2012. p. 69. ISSN 1687-1499

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Abstract

Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) have emerged as a key technology for next generation wireless networks and provide a low-cost and convenient solution to the last-mile problem. Security and privacy issues are of paramount importance to WMNs for their wide deployment and for supporting service-oriented applications. Moreover, to support real-time services, WMNs must also be equipped with secure, reliable, and efficient routing protocols. Therefore, a number of research studies have been devoted to privacy-preserving routing protocols in WMNs. However, these studies cannot defend against inside attacks effectively, often take it for granted that every internal node is cooperative and trustworthy, and rarely consider dividing the user privacy information into different categories according to the security requirements. To address these issues, we propose a Privacy-Aware Secure Hybrid Wireless Mesh Protocol (PA-SHWMP), which combines a new dynamic reputation mechanism based on subject logic and uncertainty with the multi-level security technology. PA-SHWMP can defend against the internal attacks caused by compromised nodes and achieve stronger security and privacy protection while maintaining reasonable balances between security and performance. We analyze the PA-SHWMP protocol in terms of security, privacy, and performance. The simulation results show that the packet delivery ratio of the proposed PA-SHWMP becomes better than that of the existing HWMP and SHWMP protocols, when the number of malicious nodes and the percentage of lossy links increase. Moreover, the convergence time of PA-SHWMP is smaller than HWMP and SHWMP with any percentage of malicious mesh routers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: Cite this article as: Lin et al.: PA-SHWMP: a privacy-aware secure hybrid wireless mesh protocol for IEEE 802.11s wireless mesh networks. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:69.
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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Computer Science
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Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 13:29
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2016 14:36
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/225

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