Can We Trust Trust Management Systems?

Claudio Marche, Michele Nitti
2022 IoT  
The Internet of Things is enriching our life with an ecosystem of interconnected devices. Object cooperation allows us to develop complex applications in which each node contributes one or more services. Therefore, the information moves from a provider to a requester node in a peer-to-peer network. In that scenario, trust management systems (TMSs) have been developed to prevent the manipulation of data by unauthorized entities and guarantee the detection of malicious behaviour. The community
more » ... centrates effort on designing complex trust techniques to increase their effectiveness; however, two strong assumptions have been overlooked. First, nodes could provide the wrong services due to malicious behaviours or malfunctions and insufficient accuracy. Second, the requester nodes usually cannot evaluate the received service perfectly. For this reason, a trust system should distinguish attackers from objects with poor performance and consider service evaluation errors. Simulation results prove that advanced trust algorithms are unnecessary for such scenarios with these deficiencies.
doi:10.3390/iot3020015 doaj:efb0479e9e7c44a785f5442da8c99d17 fatcat:sl7rry6suffn5nipufczdn37vu