SOOA: Exploring Special On-Off Attacks on Challenge-Based Collaborative Intrusion Detection Networks

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The development of collaborative intrusion detection networks (CIDNs) aims to enhance the performance of a single intrusion detection system (IDS), through communicating and collecting information from other IDS nodes. To defend CIDNs against insider attacks, trust-based mechanisms are crucial for evaluating the trustworthiness of a node. In the literature, challenge-based trust mechanisms are well established to identify malicious nodes by identifying the deviation between challenges and responses. However, such mechanisms rely on two major assumptions, which may result in a weak threat model and render CIDNs still vulnerable to advanced insider attacks in a practical deployment. In this paper, our motivation is to investigate the effect of On-Off attacks on challenge-based CIDNs. In particular, as a study, we explore a special On-Off attack (called SOOA), which can keep responding normally to one node while acting abnormally to another node. In the evaluation, we explore the attack performance under simulated CIDN environments. Experimental results indicate that our attack can interfere the effectiveness of trust computation for CIDN nodes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen, Pervasive, and Cloud Computing
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)9783319571850
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventThe 12th International Conference on Green, Pervasive and Cloud Computing - Cetus Hotel, Cetara, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Duration: 11 May 201714 May 2017


ConferenceThe 12th International Conference on Green, Pervasive and Cloud Computing
LocationCetus Hotel
CityCetara, Amalfi Coast
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: No match on DOI

    Research areas

  • Computer Science, Computer Communication Networks, Information Systems Applications (incl. Internet), Software Engineering, Information Storage and Retrieval, Algorithm Analysis and Problem Complexity, Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics), Intrusion Detection System, Collaborative network, On-off attacks, Challenge-based CIDN, Trust management
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