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Degree-Based Clustering Algorithms for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Under Attack

Tselikis, C., Mitropoulos, S., Komninos, N. & Douligeris, C. (2012). Degree-Based Clustering Algorithms for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Under Attack. IEEE Communications Letters, 16(5), pp. 619-621. doi: 10.1109/lcomm.2012.031912.112484


In this paper we investigate the behavior of degree-based clustering algorithms with respect to their stability and attack-resistance. Our attack scenario tries to bias the clustering head selection procedure by sending faulty degree claims. We propose a randomized variant of the highest degree algorithm which is proved, through experimental results, attack-resistant without imposing significant overhead to the clustering performance. In addition, we extend our proposal with a cooperative consistent clustering algorithm which integrates security into the clustering decision achieving attacker identification and classification.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2012 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Publisher Keywords: secure clustering, cooperation, simulation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Software Reliability
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