Enhancements for distributed certificate authority approaches for mobile wireless ad hoc networks.

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Mobile wireless ad hoc networks that are resistant to adversarial manipulation are necessary for distributed systems used in military and security applications. Critical to the successful operation of these networks, which operate in the presence of adversarial stressors, are robust and efficient information assurance methods. In this report we describe necessary enhancements for a distributed certificate authority (CA) used in secure wireless network architectures. Necessary cryptographic algorithms used in distributed CAs are described and implementation enhancements of these algorithms in mobile wireless ad hoc networks are developed. The enhancements support a network's ability to detect compromised nodes and facilitate distributed ... continued below

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Van Leeuwen, Brian P.; Michalski, John T. & Anderson, William Erik December 1, 2003.

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Mobile wireless ad hoc networks that are resistant to adversarial manipulation are necessary for distributed systems used in military and security applications. Critical to the successful operation of these networks, which operate in the presence of adversarial stressors, are robust and efficient information assurance methods. In this report we describe necessary enhancements for a distributed certificate authority (CA) used in secure wireless network architectures. Necessary cryptographic algorithms used in distributed CAs are described and implementation enhancements of these algorithms in mobile wireless ad hoc networks are developed. The enhancements support a network's ability to detect compromised nodes and facilitate distributed CA services. We provide insights to the impacts the enhancements will have on network performance with timing diagrams and preliminary network simulation studies.

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  • Report No.: SAND2003-4395
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/918261 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 918261
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc886572

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Van Leeuwen, Brian P.; Michalski, John T. & Anderson, William Erik. Enhancements for distributed certificate authority approaches for mobile wireless ad hoc networks., report, December 1, 2003; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc886572/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.