Zigzag: Partial mutual revocation based trust management in tactical ad hoc networks

Xin Chen, Harshal Patankar, Sencun Zhu, Mudhakar Srivatsa, J. Opper

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Abstract

One of the key challenges in operational trust management is to continually monitor the behavior of a node and update its trust score accordingly - evidently, both speed and accuracy is of great importance here. To achieve these goals, several papers have explored the concept of mutual revocation (sometimes termed suicide) wherein the trust value of both the accuser and the accused node are temporarily set to zero without involving a quorum. In this paper we explore a partial mutual revocation approach wherein we design a class of trust update functions to temporarily punish both the accuser and accused node (without involving a quorum) - however, the trust update function does not essentially set their trust values to zero; instead it partially lowers the trust values of both the accuser and the accused. In addition, we allow a trusted authority or a quorum may (periodically) review such partial mutual revocations and update the trust values of the accuser and the accused nodes accordingly (e.g., reward the accuser and punish the accused if the accusation was deemed true). We present a detailed design of the trust update functions for partial mutual revocation. Through both analysis and simulations, we evaluate the effectiveness of partial revocation under different attack strategies and report its performance in terms of revocation immediacy, revocation accuracy and abuse resistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communications and Networking, SECON 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages131-139
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781479902309
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2013 10th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensing and Communication in Wireless Networks, SECON 2013 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2013Jun 27 2013

Publication series

Name2013 IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communications and Networking, SECON 2013

Other

Other2013 10th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensing and Communication in Wireless Networks, SECON 2013
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period6/24/136/27/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Chen, X., Patankar, H., Zhu, S., Srivatsa, M., & Opper, J. (2013). Zigzag: Partial mutual revocation based trust management in tactical ad hoc networks. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communications and Networking, SECON 2013 (pp. 131-139). [6644971] (2013 IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communications and Networking, SECON 2013). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/SAHCN.2013.6644971