Reinforcement learning assisted impersonation attack detection in device-to-device communications
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Centre for Communications and Electronics Research / School of Engineering
IEEE In device-to-device (D2D) communications, the channel gain between a transmitter and a receiver is difficult to predict due to channel variations. Hence, an attacker can easily perform an impersonation attack between two authentic D2D users. As a countermeasure, we propose a reinforcement learning-based technique that guarantees identification of the impersonator based on channel gains. To show the merit of our technique, we report its performance in terms of false alarm rate, miss-detection rate, and average error rate. The secret key generation rate is also determined under the impersonation attack based on physical layer security.