Reijo Savola

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Edith Cowan University


Savola, R. (2005). Architecture for self-estimation of security level in ad hoc network nodes. In Proceedings of 3rd Australian Information Security Management Conference (pp. 88-94). Edith Cowan University. Available here.


Inherent freedom due to a lack of central authority of self-organised mobile ad hoc networks introduces challenges to security and trust management. In these kinds of scenarios, the nodes themselves are naturally responsible for their own security – or they could trust certain known nodes, called “micro-operators”. We propose an architecture for security management in self-organising mobile ad hoc networks that is based on the nodes’ own responsibility and node-level security monitoring. The aim is to predict, as well as to monitor the security level concentrating on the principal effects contributing to it.