Resilience of LTE networks against smart jamming attacks

Farhan M. Aziz, Jeff S. Shamma, Gordon L. Stüber

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Abstract

Commercial LTE networks are being studied for mission-critical applications, such as public safety and smart grid communications. In this paper, LTE networks are shown vulnerable to Denial-of-Service (DOS) and loss of service attacks from smart jammers, who may employ simple narrowband jamming techniques to attack without any need to hack the network or its users. We modeled the utilities of jamming and anti-jamming actions played by the jammer and the network under the framework of single-shot and repeated Bayesian games. In a single-shot game formulation the only Nash Equilibria (NE) are pure strategy equilibria at which network utility is severely compromised. We propose a repeated-game learning and strategy algorithm for the network that outperforms single-shot games by a significant margin. Furthermore, all of our proposed actions and algorithms can be implemented with current technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages734-739
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479935116
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 9 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014 - Austin, United States
Duration: Dec 8 2014Dec 12 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period12/8/1412/12/14

Keywords

  • anti-jamming
  • Bayesian games
  • control channels
  • Game theory
  • learning
  • LTE
  • repeated games
  • smart jamming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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