Date Added: Jan 2010
Mobile ad hoc networks have recently been the topic of extensive research. The interest in such networks stems from their ability to provide temporary and instant wireless networking solutions in situations where cellular infrastructures are lacking and are expensive or infeasible to deploy. Despite their desirable characteristics, vital problems concerning their security must be solved in order to realize their full potential. Various security controls, such as the use of encryption and authentication techniques, have been proposed to help reduce the risks of intrusion. However since such risks cannot be completely eliminated there is a strong need for intrusion detection systems for ad hoc network security.