Game Theory Approaches in Taxonomy of Intrusion Detection for MANETs
MANETs are self configuring networks that are formed by a set of wireless mobile nodes and have no fixed network infrastructure nor administrative support. Since transmission range of wireless network interfaces is limited, forwarding hosts may be needed. Each node in a wireless ad hoc network functions is as both a host and a router. Due to their communication type and resources constraint, MANETs are vulnerable to diverse types of attacks and intrusions so, security is a critical issue. Network security is usually provided in the three phases: intrusion prevention, intrusion detection and intrusion tolerance phase. However, the network security problem is far from completely solved. Researchers have been exploring the applicability of game theory approaches to address the network security issues. This paper reviews some existing game theory solutions which are designed to enhance network security in the intrusion detection phase. Keywords: Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET), Intrusion detection system (IDS), Cluster head, host based, Game theory.