The issue of providing security in an adhoc network, has largely been 'put on the back burner', by the IETF working group on Mobile Ad Hoc Networks MANET. However, security is an important issue. Many proposed uses for ad hoc networks are in security sensitive settings(e.g. military networks,emergency sevices,policing). Ad hoc networks pose specific problems for security provision not found in fixed infrastructure(including wireless) networks. The dynamic and spontaneous nature of the network make Key Management a major issue. Other problems are caused by the constraints of the mobile devices. The non-negligible probability that these devices may be compromised or stolen also poses problems. We are investigating possible solutions to the problem of providing security in a Mobile ad hoc network. Below are some links to papers which explore these issues in more detail. A good introduction to the problems of securing an ad hoc network can be found in Securing ad hoc networks by Zhou and Haas(1999).

Security in Ad hoc networks

Good bibliography of papers on security in ad hoc networks
Another good ad hoc security biblio
Smaller biblio on secure adhoc routing
Publications by Terminodes group Includes some papers on security

Related Links


Crypto a2z
International Association for Cryptographic Research crypto conferences etc..
Mihir Bellare's links
Link Farm
Even more links
Handbook of applied cryptography selected chapters online
Classical crypto course

Crypto Papers Online

IACR electronic library of crypto papers
Predecessor to the above library
Counterpane's biblio
Cryptosoft's biblio unfortunately contains a lot of broken links

Crypto News

Good newsletter on security and crypto issues & products

Crypto source code

Crypto++(C++,includes ECC functions), Openssl(C ,supports ssl and tls), Cryptlib(C), Cryptix(Java), BouncyCastle(newer Java library), borZoi(ECC library), MIRACL(general purpose bignum lib with lot of crypto), Mozilla's NSS


Simple introduction to modular arithmethic and number theory
More basic modular arithmethic Some more maths tutorials
Simple RSA eomputation example
All about primes
Dictionary of algorithms and problems