An authentication mechanism for heterogeneous access control model in MANET emergency rescue mission

Elmunzir Hassan El Talib, Asmidar Abu Bakar, Roslan Ismail

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Abstract

With the huge advancements of mobile computing due to the enormous increase in portable wireless devices, Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs) became an important aspect in the world of wireless network communications. With some unique features such as scalability, fault tolerant and autonomous systems enable a network to be setup with or without any trusted authority. This makes MANET suitable for the emergency and rescue operations. During an emergency situation, there is a need for the data to be shared with the rescuers. Prior accessing the information in emergency services, nodes in MANET need to be authenticated. However due to wireless nature that MANET inherit, nodes are susceptible to attacks hence a secure authentication mechanism is required as authentication is the first defend mechanism. This paper review the authentication models in MANET and proposed the suitable model to work under our proposed access control model called Heterogeneous Access Control Model (HACM). HACM is an expanded proposed model from our Group Based Access Control Model (GBAC) where access to information is classified into general and sensitive based on the Group Role (GR) and User Role (UR) of rescue members during emergency services. The HACM model introduces Heterogeneous Access Level (HLA) where access to information is based on level of information sensitivity, which is mapped with user-role in the group, created at the emergency area. The level of information sensitivity depends on how disastrous or the severity of the emergency situation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Information Technology and Multimedia at UNITEN
Subtitle of host publicationCultivating Creativity and Enabling Technology Through the Internet of Things, ICIMU 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages97-101
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479954230
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2015
Event6th International Conference on Information Technology and Multimedia, ICIMU 2014 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 18 Nov 201420 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Information Technology and Multimedia at UNITEN: Cultivating Creativity and Enabling Technology Through the Internet of Things, ICIMU 2014

Other

Other6th International Conference on Information Technology and Multimedia, ICIMU 2014
CountryMalaysia
CityPutrajaya
Period18/11/1420/11/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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El Talib, E. H., Bakar, A. A., & Ismail, R. (2015). An authentication mechanism for heterogeneous access control model in MANET emergency rescue mission. In Conference Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Information Technology and Multimedia at UNITEN: Cultivating Creativity and Enabling Technology Through the Internet of Things, ICIMU 2014 (pp. 97-101). [7066611] (Conference Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Information Technology and Multimedia at UNITEN: Cultivating Creativity and Enabling Technology Through the Internet of Things, ICIMU 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIMU.2014.7066611