Securing Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks Using an Artificial Immune System

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8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (formerly BIONETICS)
Ansgar Kellner1, Parisa Memarmoshrefi1, Dieter Hogrefe1
1: University of Goettingen

    Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANET) rely on the fundamental idea that all nodes act cooperatively to transfer data packets via multiple hops from a source to a remote destination. However, apart from the desired behaviour, in reality, malicious nodes can easily join the network and behave maliciously by not correctly participating in the network, e.g. by dropping packets or selectively forwarding packets. To mitigate the effect of malicious nodes in the network, in the first step, the misbehaving nodes must be identified. Based on the idea of biologically-inspired algorithms, in this paper, an artificial immune system is proposed that is able to detect misbehaving nodes in the network.