Security aspects of sensor-based defence systems

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


secau Security Research Centre, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia


Faculty of Computing, Health and Science


School of Computer and Security Science / Security Research Centre (secAU)




This article was originally published as: Johnstone, M. N. (2011). Security aspects of sensor-based defence systems. Paper presented at the 9th Australian Information Security Management Conference, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia.


The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has IMAP and JMAP to perform planning prior to the deployment of forces, but there is a knowledge gap for on-ground forces during the execution of an operation. Multi-agent based sensor systems can provide on-ground forces with a significant amount of real-time information that can be used to modify planning due to changed conditions. The issue with such sensor systems is the degree to which they are vulnerable to attack by opposing forces. This paper explores the types of attack that could be successful and proposes defences that could be put in place to circumvent or minimise the effect of an attack.

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Open Access