Using Bayesian Game Model for Intrusion Detection in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Date Added: Jul 2010
Format: PDF

Wireless ad hoc network is becoming a new research fronter, in which security is an important issue. Usually some nodes act maliciously and they are able to do different kinds of Denial of Service (DoS). Because of the limited resource, Intrusion Detection System (IDS) runs all the time to detect intrusion of the attacker which is a costly overhead. The authors use game theory to model the interactions between the intrusion detection system and the attacker, and a realistic model is given by using Bayesian game. They solve the game by finding the Bayesian Nash equilibrium. The results of their analysis show that the IDS could work intermittently without compromising its effectiveness.