A Platform Independent Risk Analysis for Mobile Ad hoc Networks
by Antonio Martin, Jeffrey Smith, Manfred Koethe
Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) is a layer on top of an existing wireless network to assist in discovery and multihop routing of packets across a network topology. While extensive work has been performed in the field of secure MANET, it has been based on select issues or on incomplete assessment of MANET architecture. Security must be addressed at the base level of a system’s architecture, prior to build, independent of platform, algorithm or implementation. This paper leverages the Platform Independent Model(PIM) for MANET proposed to the Object Management Group (OMG) to serve as the base architecture for addressing the various MANET specific attacks and present a threat analysis of identified assets, vulnerabilities and threats, usable for future deployments, implementations and security work.