On security-aware transmission scheduling

Ting He, Ameya Agaskar, Lang Tong

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Abstract

The problem of interest is to characterize to what extent nodes independently following certain transmission schedules can be hijacked to relay flows of information packets. Information flows can be embedded in given transmission schedules by properly adding delays and inserting dummy packets. Such hidden flows are usually indicators of network intrusion, and it is of interest to know their rates. The maximum rate of information flow that can be transmitted without causing the transmission activities to deviate from given transmission schedules is used to measure the covert capacity under these schedules. Based on the assumption that information flows have bounded delays, a theoretical framework is constructed to quantitively analyze the covert capacity under transmission schedules modeled by renewal processes. Explicit solution is obtained for Poisson processes. The results suggest a close correlation between the covert capacity and the traffic burstiness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP
Pages1681-1684
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 16 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Mar 31 2008Apr 4 2008

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Other

Other2008 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period3/31/084/4/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    He, T., Agaskar, A., & Tong, L. (2008). On security-aware transmission scheduling. In 2008 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP (pp. 1681-1684). [4517951] (ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2008.4517951