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2019-11-12
Dreier, Jannik, Hirschi, Lucca, Radomirovic, Sasa, Sasse, Ralf.  2018.  Automated Unbounded Verification of Stateful Cryptographic Protocols with Exclusive OR. 2018 IEEE 31st Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF). :359-373.

Exclusive-or (XOR) operations are common in cryptographic protocols, in particular in RFID protocols and electronic payment protocols. Although there are numerous applications, due to the inherent complexity of faithful models of XOR, there is only limited tool support for the verification of cryptographic protocols using XOR. The Tamarin prover is a state-of-the-art verification tool for cryptographic protocols in the symbolic model. In this paper, we improve the underlying theory and the tool to deal with an equational theory modeling XOR operations. The XOR theory can be freely combined with all equational theories previously supported, including user-defined equational theories. This makes Tamarin the first tool to support simultaneously this large set of equational theories, protocols with global mutable state, an unbounded number of sessions, and complex security properties including observational equivalence. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach by analyzing several protocols that rely on XOR, in particular multiple RFID-protocols, where we can identify attacks as well as provide proofs.

Padon, Oded.  2018.  Deductive Verification of Distributed Protocols in First-Order Logic. 2018 Formal Methods in Computer Aided Design (FMCAD). :1-1.

Formal verification of infinite-state systems, and distributed systems in particular, is a long standing research goal. In the deductive verification approach, the programmer provides inductive invariants and pre/post specifications of procedures, reducing the verification problem to checking validity of logical verification conditions. This check is often performed by automated theorem provers and SMT solvers, substantially increasing productivity in the verification of complex systems. However, the unpredictability of automated provers presents a major hurdle to usability of these tools. This problem is particularly acute in case of provers that handle undecidable logics, for example, first-order logic with quantifiers and theories such as arithmetic. The resulting extreme sensitivity to minor changes has a strong negative impact on the convergence of the overall proof effort.

Mahale, Anusha, B.S., Kariyappa.  2019.  Architecture Analysis and Verification of I3C Protocol. 2019 3rd International Conference on Electronics, Communication and Aerospace Technology (ICECA). :930-935.

In VLSI industry the design cycle is categorized into Front End Design and Back End Design. Front End Design flow is from Specifications to functional verification of RTL design. Back End Design is from logic synthesis to fabrication of chip. Handheld devices like Mobile SOC's is an amalgamation of many components like GPU, camera, sensor, display etc. on one single chip. In order to integrate these components protocols are needed. One such protocol in the emerging trend is I3C protocol. I3C is abbreviated as Improved Inter Integrated Circuit developed by Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) alliance. Most probably used for the interconnection of sensors in Mobile SOC's. The main motivation of adapting the standard is for the increase speed and low pin count in most of the hardware chips. The bus protocol is backward compatible with I2C devices. The paper includes detailed study I3C bus protocol and developing verification environment for the protocol. The test bench environment is written and verified using system Verilog and UVM. The Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) is base class library built using System Verilog which provides the fundamental blocks needed to quickly develop reusable and well-constructed verification components and test environments. The Functional Coverage of around 93.55 % and Code Coverage of around 98.89 % is achieved by verification closure.

Luo, Qiming, Lv, Ang, Hou, Ligang, Wang, Zhongchao.  2018.  Realization of System Verification Platform of IoT Smart Node Chip. 2018 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Integrated Circuits and Microsystems (ICICM). :341-344.

With the development of large scale integrated circuits, the functions of the IoT chips have been increasingly perfect. The verification work has become one of the most important aspects. On the one hand, an efficient verification platform can ensure the correctness of the design. On the other hand, it can shorten the chip design cycle and reduce the design cost. In this paper, based on a transmission protocol of the IoT node, we propose a verification method which combines simulation verification and FPGA-based prototype verification. We also constructed a system verification platform for the IoT smart node chip combining two kinds of verification above. We have simulated and verificatied the related functions of the node chip using this platform successfully. It has a great reference value.

Hu, Yayun, Li, Dongfang.  2019.  Formal Verification Technology for Asynchronous Communication Protocol. 2019 IEEE 19th International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security Companion (QRS-C). :482-486.

For aerospace FPGA software products, traditional simulation method faces severe challenges to verify product requirements under complicated scenarios. Given the increasing maturity of formal verification technology, this method can significantly improve verification work efficiency and product design quality, by expanding coverage on those "blind spots" in product design which were not easily identified previously. Taking UART communication as an example, this paper proposes several critical points to use formal verification for asynchronous communication protocol. Experiments and practices indicate that formal verification for asynchronous communication protocol can effectively reduce the time required, ensure a complete verification process and more importantly, achieve more accurate and intuitive results.

E.V., Jaideep Varier, V., Prabakar, Balamurugan, Karthigha.  2019.  Design of Generic Verification Procedure for IIC Protocol in UVM. 2019 3rd International Conference on Electronics, Communication and Aerospace Technology (ICECA). :1146-1150.

With the growth of technology, designs became more complex and may contain bugs. This makes verification an indispensable part in product development. UVM describe a standard method for verification of designs which is reusable and portable. This paper verifies IIC bus protocol using Universal Verification Methodology. IIC controller is designed in Verilog using Vivado. It have APB interface and its function and code coverage is carried out in Mentor graphic Questasim 10.4e. This work achieved 83.87% code coverage and 91.11% functional coverage.

Xiao, Lili, Xiang, Shuangqing, Zhuy, Huibiao.  2018.  Modeling and Verifying SDN with Multiple Controllers. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. :419-422.

SDN (Software Defined Network) with multiple controllers draws more attention for the increasing scale of the network. The architecture can handle what SDN with single controller is not able to address. In order to understand what this architecture can accomplish and face precisely, we analyze it with formal methods. In this paper, we apply CSP (Communicating Sequential Processes) to model the routing service of SDN under HyperFlow architecture based on OpenFlow protocol. By using model checker PAT (Process Analysis Toolkit), we verify that the models satisfy three properties, covering deadlock freeness, consistency and fault tolerance.

Duan, Zhangbo, Mao, Hongliang, Chen, Zhidong, Bai, Xiaomin, Hu, Kai, Talpin, Jean-Pierre.  2018.  Formal Modeling and Verification of Blockchain System. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation. :231-235.

As a decentralized and distributed secure storage technology, the notion of blockchain is now widely used for electronic trading in finance, for issuing digital certificates, for copyrights management, and for many other security-critical applications. With applications in so many domains with high-assurance requirements, the formalization and verification of safety and security properties of blockchain becomes essential, and the aim of the present paper. We present the model-based formalization, simulation and verification of a blockchain protocol by using the SDL formalism of Telelogic Tau. We consider the hierarchical and modular SDL model of the blockchain protocol and exercise a methodology to formally simulate and verify it. This way, we show how to effectively increase the security and safety of blockchain in order to meet high assurance requirements demanded by its application domains. Our work also provides effective support for assessing different network consensus algorithms, which are key components in blockchain protocols, as well as on the topology of blockchain networks. In conclusion, our approach contributes to setting up a verification methodology for future blockchain standards in digital trading.

Basin, David, Dreier, Jannik, Hirschi, Lucca, Radomirovic, Sa\v sa, Sasse, Ralf, Stettler, Vincent.  2018.  A Formal Analysis of 5G Authentication. Proceedings of the 2018 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security. :1383-1396.

Mobile communication networks connect much of the world's population. The security of users' calls, SMSs, and mobile data depends on the guarantees provided by the Authenticated Key Exchange protocols used. For the next-generation network (5G), the 3GPP group has standardized the 5G AKA protocol for this purpose. We provide the first comprehensive formal model of a protocol from the AKA family: 5G AKA. We also extract precise requirements from the 3GPP standards defining 5G and we identify missing security goals. Using the security protocol verification tool Tamarin, we conduct a full, systematic, security evaluation of the model with respect to the 5G security goals. Our automated analysis identifies the minimal security assumptions required for each security goal and we find that some critical security goals are not met, except under additional assumptions missing from the standard. Finally, we make explicit recommendations with provably secure fixes for the attacks and weaknesses we found. 

Pîrlea, George, Sergey, Ilya.  2018.  Mechanising Blockchain Consensus. Proceedings of the 7th ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Certified Programs and Proofs. :78-90.

We present the first formalisation of a blockchain-based distributed consensus protocol with a proof of its consistency mechanised in an interactive proof assistant. Our development includes a reference mechanisation of the block forest data structure, necessary for implementing provably correct per-node protocol logic. We also define a model of a network, implementing the protocol in the form of a replicated state-transition system. The protocol's executions are modeled via a small-step operational semantics for asynchronous message passing, in which packages can be rearranged or duplicated. In this work, we focus on the notion of global system safety, proving a form of eventual consistency. To do so, we provide a library of theorems about a pure functional implementation of block forests, define an inductive system invariant, and show that, in a quiescent system state, it implies a global agreement on the state of per-node transaction ledgers. Our development is parametric with respect to implementations of several security primitives, such as hash-functions, a notion of a proof object, a Validator Acceptance Function, and a Fork Choice Rule. We precisely characterise the assumptions, made about these components for proving the global system consensus, and discuss their adequacy. All results described in this paper are formalised in Coq.

2019-10-28
Kanewala, Thejaka Amila, Zalewski, Marcin, Lumsdaine, Andrew.  2018.  Distributed, Shared-Memory Parallel Triangle Counting. Proceedings of the Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference. :5:1–5:12.
Triangles are the most basic non-trivial subgraphs. Triangle counting is used in a number of different applications, including social network mining, cyber security, and spam detection. In general, triangle counting algorithms are readily parallelizable, but when implemented in distributed, shared-memory, their performance is poor due to high communication, imbalance of work, and the difficulty of exploiting locality available in shared memory. In this paper, we discuss four different (but related) triangle counting algorithms and how their performance can be improved in distributed, shared-memory by reducing in-node load imbalance, improving cache utilization, minimizing network overhead, and minimizing algorithmic work. We generalize the four different triangle counting algorithms into a common framework and show that for all four algorithms the in-node load imbalance can be minimized while utilizing caches by partitioning work into blocks of vertices, the network overhead can be minimized by aggregation of blocks of work, and algorithm work can be reduced by partitioning vertex neighbors by degree. We experimentally evaluate the weak and the strong scaling performance of the proposed algorithms with two types of synthetic graph inputs and three real-world graph inputs. We also compare the performance of our implementations with the distributed, shared-memory triangle counting algorithms available in PowerGraph-GraphLab and show that our proposed algorithms outperform those algorithms, both in terms of space and time.
Zhai, Keke, Banerjee, Tania, Zwick, David, Hackl, Jason, Ranka, Sanjay.  2018.  Dynamic Load Balancing for Compressible Multiphase Turbulence. Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Supercomputing. :318–327.
CMT-nek is a new scientific application for performing high fidelity predictive simulations of particle laden explosively dispersed turbulent flows. CMT-nek involves detailed simulations, is compute intensive and is targeted to be deployed on exascale platforms. The moving particles are the main source of load imbalance as the application is executed on parallel processors. In a demonstration problem, all the particles are initially in a closed container until a detonation occurs and the particles move apart. If all processors get an equal share of the fluid domain, then only some of the processors get sections of the domain that are initially laden with particles, leading to disparate load on the processors. In order to eliminate load imbalance in different processors and to speedup the makespan, we present different load balancing algorithms for CMT-nek on large scale multicore platforms consisting of hundred of thousands of cores. The detailed process of the load balancing algorithms are presented. The performance of the different load balancing algorithms are compared and the associated overheads are analyzed. Evaluations on the application with and without load balancing are conducted and these show that with load balancing, simulation time becomes faster by a factor of up to 9.97.
Withers, Alex, Bockelman, Brian, Weitzel, Derek, Brown, Duncan, Gaynor, Jeff, Basney, Jim, Tannenbaum, Todd, Miller, Zach.  2018.  SciTokens: Capability-Based Secure Access to Remote Scientific Data. Proceedings of the Practice and Experience on Advanced Research Computing. :24:1–24:8.
The management of security credentials (e.g., passwords, secret keys) for computational science workflows is a burden for scientists and information security officers. Problems with credentials (e.g., expiration, privilege mismatch) cause workflows to fail to fetch needed input data or store valuable scientific results, distracting scientists from their research by requiring them to diagnose the problems, re-run their computations, and wait longer for their results. In this paper, we introduce SciTokens, open source software to help scientists manage their security credentials more reliably and securely. We describe the SciTokens system architecture, design, and implementation addressing use cases from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) projects. We also present our integration with widely-used software that supports distributed scientific computing, including HTCondor, CVMFS, and XrootD. SciTokens uses IETF-standard OAuth tokens for capability-based secure access to remote scientific data. The access tokens convey the specific authorizations needed by the workflows, rather than general-purpose authentication impersonation credentials, to address the risks of scientific workflows running on distributed infrastructure including NSF resources (e.g., LIGO Data Grid, Open Science Grid, XSEDE) and public clouds (e.g., Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure). By improving the interoperability and security of scientific workflows, SciTokens 1) enables use of distributed computing for scientific domains that require greater data protection and 2) enables use of more widely distributed computing resources by reducing the risk of credential abuse on remote systems.
Blanquer, Ignacio, Meira, Wagner.  2018.  EUBra-BIGSEA, A Cloud-Centric Big Data Scientific Research Platform. 2018 48th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks Workshops (DSN-W). :47–48.
This paper describes the achievements of project EUBra-BIGSEA, which has delivered programming models and data analytics tools for the development of distributed Big Data applications. As framework components, multiple data models are supported (e.g. data streams, multidimensional data, etc.) and efficient mechanisms to ensure privacy and security, on top of a QoS-aware layer for the smart and rapid provisioning of resources in a cloud-based environment.
Ocaña, Kary, Galheigo, Marcelo, Osthoff, Carla, Gadelha, Luiz, Gomes, Antônio Tadeu A., De Oliveira, Daniel, Porto, Fabio, Vasconcelos, Ana Tereza.  2019.  Towards a Science Gateway for Bioinformatics: Experiences in the Brazilian System of High Performance Computing. 2019 19th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGRID). :638–647.
Science gateways bring out the possibility of reproducible science as they are integrated into reusable techniques, data and workflow management systems, security mechanisms, and high performance computing (HPC). We introduce BioinfoPortal, a science gateway that integrates a suite of different bioinformatics applications using HPC and data management resources provided by the Brazilian National HPC System (SINAPAD). BioinfoPortal follows the Software as a Service (SaaS) model and the web server is freely available for academic use. The goal of this paper is to describe the science gateway and its usage, addressing challenges of designing a multiuser computational platform for parallel/distributed executions of large-scale bioinformatics applications using the Brazilian HPC resources. We also present a study of performance and scalability of some bioinformatics applications executed in the HPC environments and perform machine learning analyses for predicting features for the HPC allocation/usage that could better perform the bioinformatics applications via BioinfoPortal.
Huang, Jingwei.  2018.  From Big Data to Knowledge: Issues of Provenance, Trust, and Scientific Computing Integrity. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data). :2197–2205.
This paper addresses the nature of data and knowledge, the relation between them, the variety of views as a characteristic of Big Data regarding that data may come from many different sources/views from different viewpoints, and the associated essential issues of data provenance, knowledge provenance, scientific computing integrity, and trust in the data science process. Towards the direction of data-intensive science and engineering, it is of paramount importance to ensure Scientific Computing Integrity (SCI). A failure of SCI may be caused by malicious attacks, natural environmental changes, faults of scientists, operations mistakes, faults of supporting systems, faults of processes, and errors in the data or theories on which a research relies. The complexity of scientific workflows and large provenance graphs as well as various causes for SCI failures make ensuring SCI extremely difficult. Provenance and trust play critical role in evaluating SCI. This paper reports our progress in building a model for provenance-based trust reasoning about SCI.
Trunov, Artem S., Voronova, Lilia I., Voronov, Vyacheslav I., Ayrapetov, Dmitriy P..  2018.  Container Cluster Model Development for Legacy Applications Integration in Scientific Software System. 2018 IEEE International Conference "Quality Management, Transport and Information Security, Information Technologies" (IT QM IS). :815–819.
Feature of modern scientific information systems is their integration with computing applications, providing distributed computer simulation and intellectual processing of Big Data using high-efficiency computing. Often these software systems include legacy applications in different programming languages, with non-standardized interfaces. To solve the problem of applications integration, containerization systems are using that allow to configure environment in the shortest time to deploy software system. However, there are no such systems for computer simulation systems with large number of nodes. The article considers the actual task of combining containers into a cluster, integrating legacy applications to manage the distributed software system MD-SLAG-MELT v.14, which supports high-performance computing and visualization of the computer experiments results. Testing results of the container cluster including automatic load sharing module for MD-SLAG-MELT system v.14. are given.
2019-09-23
Hunag, C., Yang, C., Weng, C., Chen, Y., Wang, S..  2019.  Secure Protocol for Identity-based Provable Data Possession in Cloud Storage. 2019 IEEE 4th International Conference on Computer and Communication Systems (ICCCS). :327–331.
Remote data possession is becoming an increasingly important issue in cloud storage. It enables users to verify if their outsourced data have remained intact while in cloud storage. The existing remote data audit (RDA) protocols were designed with the public key infrastructure (PKI) system. However, this incurs considerable costs when users need to frequently access data from the cloud service provider with PKI. This study proposes a protocol, called identity-based RDA (ID-RDA) that addresses this problem without the need for users’ certificates. This study outperforms existing RDA protocols in computation and communication.
Eugster, P., Marson, G. A., Poettering, B..  2018.  A Cryptographic Look at Multi-party Channels. 2018 IEEE 31st Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF). :31–45.
Cryptographic channels aim to enable authenticated and confidential communication over the Internet. The general understanding seems to be that providing security in the sense of authenticated encryption for every (unidirectional) point-to-point link suffices to achieve this goal. As recently shown (in FSE17/ToSC17), however, the security properties of the unidirectional links do not extend, in general, to the bidirectional channel as a whole. Intuitively, the reason for this is that the increased interaction in bidirectional communication can be exploited by an adversary. The same applies, a fortiori, in a multi-party setting where several users operate concurrently and the communication develops in more directions. In the cryptographic literature, however, the targeted goals for group communication in terms of channel security are still unexplored. Applying the methodology of provable security, we fill this gap by defining exact (game-based) authenticity and confidentiality goals for broadcast communication, and showing how to achieve them. Importantly, our security notions also account for the causal dependencies between exchanged messages, thus naturally extending the bidirectional case where causal relationships are automatically captured by preserving the sending order. On the constructive side we propose a modular and yet efficient protocol that, assuming only point-to-point links between users, leverages (non-cryptographic) broadcast and standard cryptographic primitives to a full-fledged broadcast channel that provably meets the security notions we put forth.
Aydin, Y., Ozkaynak, F..  2019.  A Provable Secure Image Encryption Schema Based on Fractional Order Chaotic Systems. 2019 23rd International Conference Electronics. :1–5.
In the literature, many chaotic systems have been used in the design of image encryption algorithms. In this study, an application of fractional order chaotic systems is investigated. The aim of the study is to improve the disadvantageous aspects of existing methods based on discrete and continuous time chaotic systems by utilizing the features of fractional order chaotic systems. The most important advantage of the study compared to the literature is that the proposed encryption algorithm is designed with a provable security approach. Analyses results have been shown that the proposed method can be used successfully in many information security applications.
Moon, J., Lee, Y., Yang, H., Song, T., Won, D..  2018.  Cryptanalysis of a privacy-preserving and provable user authentication scheme for wireless sensor networks based on Internet of Things security. 2018 International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN). :432–437.
User authentication in wireless sensor networks is more complex than normal networks due to sensor network characteristics such as unmanned operation, limited resources, and unreliable communication. For this reason, various authentication protocols have been presented to provide secure and efficient communication. In 2017, Wu et al. presented a provable and privacy-preserving user authentication protocol for wireless sensor networks. Unfortunately, we found that Wu et al.'s protocol was still vulnerable against user impersonation attack, and had a problem in the password change phase. We show how an attacker can impersonate an other user and why the password change phase is ineffective.
Ammar, Mahmoud, Daniels, Wilfried, Crispo, Bruno, Hughes, Danny.  2018.  SPEED: Secure Provable Erasure for Class-1 IoT Devices. Proceedings of the Eighth ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy. :111–118.
The Internet of Things (IoT) consists of embedded devices that sense and manage our environment in a growing range of applications. Large-scale IoT systems such as smart cities require significant investment in both equipment and personnel. To maximize return on investment, IoT platforms should support multiple third-party applications and adaptation of infrastructure over time. Realizing the vision of shared IoT platforms demands strong security guarantees. That is particularly challenging considering the limited capability and resource constraints of many IoT devices. In this paper, we present SPEED, an approach to secure erasure with verifiability in IoT. Secure erasure is a fundamental property when it comes to share an IoT platform with other users which guarantees the cleanness of a device's memory at the beginning of the application deployment as well as at the time of releasing the underlying IoT device. SPEED relies on two security primitives: memory isolation and distance bounding protocol. We evaluate the performance of SPEED by implementing it on a simple bare-metal IoT device belongs to Class-1. Our evaluation results show a limited overhead in terms of memory footprint, time, and energy consumption.
Sahin, Cetin, Kuczenski, Brandon, Egecioglu, Omer, El Abbadi, Amr.  2018.  Privacy-Preserving Certification of Sustainability Metrics. Proceedings of the Eighth ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy. :53–63.
Companies are often motivated to evaluate their environmental sustainability, and to make public pronouncements about their performance with respect to quantitative sustainability metrics. Public trust in these declarations is enhanced if the claims are certified by a recognized authority. Because accurate evaluations of environmental impacts require detailed information about industrial processes throughout a supply chain, protecting the privacy of input data in sustainability assessment is of paramount importance. We introduce a new paradigm, called privacy-preserving certification, that enables the computation of sustainability indicators in a privacy-preserving manner, allowing firms to be classified based on their individual performance without revealing sensitive information to the certifier, other parties, or the public. In this work, we describe different variants of the certification problem, highlight the necessary security requirements, and propose a provably-secure novel framework that performs the certification operations under the management of an authorized, yet untrusted, party without compromising confidential information.
Duan, Li, Li, Yong, Liao, Lijun.  2018.  Flexible Certificate Revocation List for Efficient Authentication in IoT. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Internet of Things. :7:1–7:8.
When relying on public key infrastructure (PKI) for authentication, whether a party can be trusted primarily depends on its certificate status. Bob's certificate status can be retrieved by Alice through her interaction with Certificate Authority (CA) in the PKI. More specifically, Alice can download Certificate Revocation List (CRL) and then check whether the serial number of the Bob's certificate appears in this list. If not found, Alice knows that Bob can be trusted. Once downloaded, a CRL can be used offline for arbitrary many times till it expires, which saves the bandwidth to an extreme. However, if the number of revoked certificates becomes too large, the size of the CRL will exceed the RAM of Alice's device. This conflict between bandwidth and RAM consumption becomes even more challenging for the Internet-of-Things (IoT), since the IoT end-devices is usually constrained by both factors. To solve this problem in PKI-based authentication in IoT, we proposed two novel lightweight CRL protocols with maximum flexibility tailored for constrained IoT end-devices. The first one is based on generalized Merkle hash tree and the second is based on Bloom filter. We also provided quantitative theorems for CRL parameter configuration, which help strike perfect balance among bandwidth, RAM usage and security in various practical IoT scenarios. Furthermore, we thoroughly evaluated the proposed CRL protocols and exhibited their outstanding efficiency in terms of RAM and bandwidth consumption. In addition, our formal treatment of the security of a CRL protocol can also be of independent interest.
2019-09-09
Jim, L. E., Gregory, M. A..  2018.  AIS Reputation Mechanism in MANET. 2018 28th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC). :1-6.

In Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANET) the nodes act as a host as well as a router thereby forming a self-organizing network that does not rely upon fixed infrastructure, other than gateways to other networks. MANET provides a quick to deploy flexible networking capability with a dynamic topology due to node mobility. MANET nodes transmit, relay and receive traffic from neighbor nodes as the network topology changes. Security is important for MANET and trust computation is used to improve collaboration between nodes. MANET trust frameworks utilize real-time trust computations to maintain the trust state for nodes in the network. If the trust computation is not resilient against attack, the trust values computed could be unreliable. This paper proposes an Artificial Immune System based approach to compute trust and thereby provide a resilient reputation mechanism.