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Security aspects in cognitive radio networks detection and mitigation of primary user emulation attacks

Ammar, Mahmod; Riley, Nick; Mehdawi, Meftah; Fanan, Anwar; Zolfaghari, Mahsa

Authors

Mahmod Ammar

Nick Riley

Meftah Mehdawi

Anwar Fanan

Mahsa Zolfaghari Zolfaghari@2009}.hull.ac.uk



Abstract

Cognitive Radio Networks (CR) is an advanced growing technique and a promising technology for the upcoming generation of the wireless networks. Deployment of such networks is hindered by the vulnerabilities that these networks are exposed to, in this paper we focus on security problems arising from Primary User Emulation Attacks (PUEA) in CR networks. We study the impact of this attack on CR networks, detection and defense approaches. We have setup the system model using Matlab software; the Neyman-Pearson composite hypothesis test NPCHT is used to obtain the hypothesis test and detect the PUEA. Simulation results proved that using NPCHT it is possible to keep the probability of successful PUEA low, and this depends on the threshold values; the number of malicious users in the system can significantly increase the probability of false alarm in the network, Also it shows that there is a range of network radii in which PUEA are most successful.

Citation

Ammar, M., Riley, N., Mehdawi, M., Fanan, A., & Zolfaghari, M. (2015). Security aspects in cognitive radio networks detection and mitigation of primary user emulation attacks. In Advances in cognitive radio. International conference. 5TH 2015. (COCORA 2015), 1-7

Conference Name COCORA 2015 : The Fifth International Conference on Advances in Cognitive Radio
Start Date Apr 19, 2015
End Date Apr 24, 2015
Acceptance Date Jan 7, 2015
Publication Date Jul 1, 2015
Deposit Date Dec 4, 2017
Publisher IARIA
Pages 1-7
Book Title Advances in cognitive radio. International conference. 5TH 2015. (COCORA 2015)
Chapter Number 1
ISBN 9781612084039
Keywords Cognitive Radio (CR); Primary User Emulation Attack (PUEA); Probability Density Function (PDF); Neyman Pearson composite hypothesis test (NPCHT)
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/482999
Publisher URL https://www.thinkmind.org/index.php?view=instance&instance=COCORA+2015