Critical issues in trust management for mobile dd-hoc networks

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Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETs) are adaptive and self-organizing, and as a consequence, securing such networks is non-trivial. Most security schemes suggested for MANETs tend to build upon some fundamental assumptions regarding the trustworthiness of the participating hosts and the underlying networking system. If MANET is to achieve the same level of acceptance as traditional wired and wireless network infrastructures, then a framework for trust management must become an intrinsic part of its infrastructure. The main goal of this paper is to highlight critical issues that impinge upon trust management and to propose a reputation based approach for establishing trust that dynamically assesses the trustworthiness of the participating nodes in the MANET environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 IEEE international conference on information reuse and integration
EditorsK Zhang, R Ajhajj
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424441150
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventIEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration - Las Vegas, Niger
Duration: 10 Aug 200912 Aug 2009


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration
CityLas Vegas


  • Trust management
  • Trusted systems
  • Mobile ad-hoc networks
  • Peer-to-peer networks

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