On the Way of Protecting MANETs Against Security Threats: A Proactive Approach

  • Roberto Magán-CarriónEmail author
  • Bernabe Dorronsoro
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10978)


MANETs are specially vulnerable against security attacks. For protecting them, security solutions are traditionally addressed by the so-called intrusion detection and response systems. Nevertheless, using reactive (response) solutions, once the attack is detected, rely in long attack mitigation times. In this work, we propose the use of relay node placement techniques as proactive security solutions. Preliminary experimentation demonstrates the suitability and feasibility of such approaches, not only in reducing the attack mitigation time but in replacing detection and response based traditional solutions.


Network security Proactive security Node placement MANET 



This work has been partially supported by Spanish Government-MINECO (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad) and FEDER funds, through projects TIN2014-60346-R and TIN2014-60844-R.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of CádizCádizSpain
  2. 2.Network Engineering & Security Group (NESG)University of GranadaGranadaSpain

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