Publication details

ProBLeSS: A Proactive Blockchain Based Spectrum Sharing Protocol Against SSDF Attacks in Cognitive Radio IoBT Networks

Authors

PATNAIK Milan PRABHU Gayathri REBEIRO Chester MATYÁŠ Václav VEEZHINATHAN Kamakoti

Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source IEEE Networking Letters
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Informatics

Citation
Web https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9018235
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LNET.2020.2976977
Keywords cognitive radio; spectrum sharing; blockchain
Description Spectrum Sharing Data Falsification (SSDF) attacks can cause heavy performance degradation to Cognitive Radio (CR) based Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT) networks. The challenge in such networks is to handle this security problem real time, in addition to spectrum sharing. This requires a robust CR architecture and protocol that can provide integrity of the spectrum sensing data being shared between Secondary Users (SUs) for collaborative spectrum decisions in protocols like PROLEMus. We propose one such protocol called Proactive Blockchain based Spectrum Sharing (ProBLeSS) protocol which leverages a blockchain to provide security against SSDF attacks in CR-IoBT networks.