Visible to the public Underwater Jamming Attacks as Incomplete Information Games

TitleUnderwater Jamming Attacks as Incomplete Information Games
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsChiariotti, Federico, Signori, Alberto, Campagnaro, Filippo, Zorzi, Michele
Conference NameIEEE INFOCOM 2020 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS)
Date PublishedJuly 2020
ISBN Number978-1-7281-8695-5
KeywordsBatteries, Cyber physical system, error probability, game theory, Games, jamming, Metrics, pubcrawl, Receivers, resilience, Resiliency, Scalability, security, security in underwater networks, Transmitters, underwater acoustic networks, Underwater Networks
AbstractAutonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) have several fundamental civilian and military applications, and Denial of Service (DoS) attacks against their communications are a serious threat. In this work, we analyze such an attack using game theory in an asymmetric scenario, in which the node under attack does not know the position of the jammer that blocks its signals. The jammer has a dual objective, namely, disrupting communications and forcing the legitimate transmitter to spend more energy protecting its own transmissions. Our model shows that, if both nodes act rationally, the transmitter is able to quickly reduce its disadvantage, estimating the location of the jammer and responding optimally to the attack.
Citation Keychiariotti_underwater_2020