Research Area:  Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) have a wide range of uses because of their dynamic topologies and simplicity of processing. Inferable from the autonomous and dynamic behavior of mobile nodes, the topology of a MANET frequently changes and is inclined to different attacks. So, we present certificate revocation which is an efficient scheme is for security enhancement in MANET. This certificate revocation scheme is used to revoke the certificate of malicious nodes in the network. However, the accuracy and speed of the certificate revocation are further to be improved. By considering these issues along with the energy efficiency of the network, an energy-efficient clustering scheme is presented for certificate revocation in MANET. For cluster head (CH) selection, an opposition based cat swarm optimization algorithm (OCSOA) is proposed. This selected CH participates in quick certificate revocation and also supports to recover the falsely accused nodes in the network. Simulation results show that the performance of the proposed cluster-based certificate revocation outperforms existing voting and non-voting based certificate revocation in terms of delivery ratio, throughput, energy consumption, and network lifetime.
Author(s) Name:  K. Rajkumar,M. K. Jeyakumar
Journal name:  Wireless Personal Communications
Publisher name:  Springer
Volume Information:  volume 118, pages 647–662 (2021)
Paper Link:   https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11277-020-08037-z