4.60
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/336090
Title:
Spectrum sharing security and attacks in CRNs: a review
Authors:
Alhakami, Wajdi; Mansour, Ali; Safdar, Ghazanfar Ali ( 0000-0001-8969-1044 )
Abstract:
Cognitive Radio plays a major part in communication technology by resolving the shortage of the spectrum through usage of dynamic spectrum access and artificial intelligence characteristics. The element of spectrum sharing in cognitive radio is a fundament al approach in utilising free channels. Cooperatively communicating cognitive radio devices use the common control channel of the cognitive radio medium access control to achieve spectrum sharing. Thus, the common control channel and consequently spectrum sharing security are vital to ensuring security in the subsequent data communication among cognitive radio nodes. In addition to well known security problems in wireless networks, cognitive radio networks introduce new classes of security threats and challenges, such as licensed user emulation attacks in spectrum sensing and misbehaviours in the common control channel transactions, which degrade the overall network operation and performance. This review paper briefly presents the known threats and attacks in wireless networks before it looks into the concept of cognitive radio and its main functionality. The paper then mainly focuses on spectrum sharing security and its related challenges. Since spectrum sharing is enabled through usage of the common control channel, more attention is paid to the security of the common control channel by looking into its security threats as well as protection and detection mechanisms. Finally, the pros and cons as well as the comparisons of different CR - specific security mechanisms are presented with some open research issues and challenges.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Alhakam, W., Mansour, A. and Safdar, G.A. (2014) 'Spectrum Sharing Security and Attacks in CRNs: a Review', International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 5(1):76-87
Publisher:
SAI Organization
Journal:
International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/336090
DOI:
10.14569/IJACSA.2014.050111
Additional Links:
http://thesai.org/Publications/ViewPaper?Volume=5&Issue=1&Code=IJACSA&SerialNo=11
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2156-5570; 2158-107X
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Wireless Research (CWR)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAlhakami, Wajdien
dc.contributor.authorMansour, Alien
dc.contributor.authorSafdar, Ghazanfar Alien
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-25T13:29:55Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-25T13:29:55Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationAlhakam, W., Mansour, A. and Safdar, G.A. (2014) 'Spectrum Sharing Security and Attacks in CRNs: a Review', International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 5(1):76-87en
dc.identifier.issn2156-5570-
dc.identifier.issn2158-107X-
dc.identifier.doi10.14569/IJACSA.2014.050111-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/336090-
dc.description.abstractCognitive Radio plays a major part in communication technology by resolving the shortage of the spectrum through usage of dynamic spectrum access and artificial intelligence characteristics. The element of spectrum sharing in cognitive radio is a fundament al approach in utilising free channels. Cooperatively communicating cognitive radio devices use the common control channel of the cognitive radio medium access control to achieve spectrum sharing. Thus, the common control channel and consequently spectrum sharing security are vital to ensuring security in the subsequent data communication among cognitive radio nodes. In addition to well known security problems in wireless networks, cognitive radio networks introduce new classes of security threats and challenges, such as licensed user emulation attacks in spectrum sensing and misbehaviours in the common control channel transactions, which degrade the overall network operation and performance. This review paper briefly presents the known threats and attacks in wireless networks before it looks into the concept of cognitive radio and its main functionality. The paper then mainly focuses on spectrum sharing security and its related challenges. Since spectrum sharing is enabled through usage of the common control channel, more attention is paid to the security of the common control channel by looking into its security threats as well as protection and detection mechanisms. Finally, the pros and cons as well as the comparisons of different CR - specific security mechanisms are presented with some open research issues and challenges.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAI Organizationen
dc.relation.urlhttp://thesai.org/Publications/ViewPaper?Volume=5&Issue=1&Code=IJACSA&SerialNo=11en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applicationsen
dc.subjectdynamic spectrum accessen
dc.subjectspectrum sharingen
dc.subjectcommon control channelen
dc.subjectcognitive radio networksen
dc.titleSpectrum sharing security and attacks in CRNs: a reviewen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applicationsen
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