International Association of Scientific Innovation and Research (IASIR)
Due to nonexistence of or little of pre-existing communication infrastructure, ad hoc network permits wireless mobile nodes to self-organize into random and momentary network topologies. Security is a critical concern in ad hoc networks owing to its intrinsic vulnerabilities. A number of security solutions are suggested in the literature but still more is needed. Augmentation of trust to the existing security infrastructures would enhance, on the whole, security of these environments, but most of the studies in literature include trust modeling in the protocol. By this means trust is a foreign component i.e. not a part of the structure itself. Thus its effectiveness is restraint to that protocol. So a framework is desirable with trust as an integral component.