Inferring military activity in hybrid networks through cache behavior

Mostafa Dehghan, Dennis L. Goeckel, Ting He, Don Towsley

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In this work, we consider a tactical hybrid network where a military adhoc network utilizes a commercial cellular network as backbone for data traffic. It is assumed that all traffic goes through a cache at the cellular base station with Least-Recently Used (LRU) policy. We study the possibility of inferring the military traffic rate from cache hit/miss observations of a single adversary node. We show the possibility of such an inference by presenting algorithms for estimating the parameters of the hybrid network. First, we show that an adversary node can estimate the cache and workload parameters of a hybrid network by observing the hit/miss results of her queries. We then show that these estimates can be used to infer the military traffic rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2013
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 18 2013Nov 20 2013


Other2013 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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