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TrustMod: a trust management module for NS-3 simulator.

Hajar, Muhammad Shadi; Kalutarage, Harsha; Al-Kadri, M. Omar

Authors

Muhammad Shadi Hajar

M. Omar Al-Kadri



Contributors

Liang Zhao
Editor

Neeraj Kumar
Editor

Robert C. Hsu
Editor

Deqing Zou
Editor

Abstract

Trust management offers a further level of defense against internal attacks in ad hoc networks. Deploying an effective trust management scheme can reinforce the overall network security. Regardless of limitations, however, security researchers often use numerical simulations to prove the merits of novel methods. This is due to the lack of an adequate testbed to evaluate the proposed trust schemes. Therefore, there is a demanding need to develop a generic testbed that can be used to evaluate the trust relationship for different networks and protocols. This paper proposes TrustMod, an NS-3 module consisting of three main components to evaluate the different trust relationships: direct trust, uncertainty, and indirect trust. It is designed to meet usability, generalisability, flexibility, scalability and high-performance requirements. A series of experiments involving 1680 simulations were performed to prove the design and implementation accuracy of TrustMod. The performance results show that TrustMod's resource footprint is minimal, even for very large networks.

Citation

HAJAR, M.S., KALUTARAGE, H. and AL-KADRI, M.O. 2021. TrustMod: a trust management module for NS-3 simulator. In Zhao, L., Kumar, N., Hsu, R.C. and Zou, D. (eds.) Proceedings of 20th IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) International conference on Trust, security and privacy in computing and communications 2021 (IEEE TrustCom 2021), 20-21 October 2021, Shenyang, China: [virtual event]. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 51-60. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TrustCom53373.2021.00025

Conference Name 20th IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) International conference on Trust, security and privacy in computing and communications 2021 (IEEE TrustCom 2021)
Conference Location Shenyang, China: [virtual event]
Start Date Oct 20, 2021
End Date Oct 22, 2021
Acceptance Date Jun 7, 2021
Online Publication Date Oct 22, 2021
Publication Date Dec 31, 2021
Deposit Date Apr 15, 2022
Publicly Available Date Apr 15, 2022
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages 51-60
Series Title TrustCom proceedings
Series ISSN 2324-898X; 2324-9013
Book Title Proceedings of 20th IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) International conference on Trust, security and privacy in computing and communications (TrustCom 2021)
ISBN 9781665416580
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/trustcom53373.2021.00025
Keywords Trust management; Simulator; NS-3; Internal attacks; Testbed; On-off attacks
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1616225

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