Effective security as an ill-defined problem in Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs)

Patrice Seuwou, Dilip Patel, Dave Protheroe, George Ubakanma

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Abstract

As the application of computer technology continues to proliferate and diversify, vehicles are becoming increasingly intelligent and it is expected that in the near future they will be equipped with radio interfaces for short range communications. This will enable the formation of vehicular networks, commonly referred to as VANETs, an instance of mobile ad hoc networks with vehicles as mobile nodes. Vehicular networks are receiving a lot of attention due to the wide variety of services they can provide and are likely to be deployed commercially in coming years. Security is a fundamental issue because such networks will provide the necessary infrastructure for various applications that can help improve the safety of road traffic. Effective security of vehicular ad hoc network is an ill-defined problem as most existing security mechanisms available for VANET do not combine efficiency, security and traceability. They tend to score well in one or two qualities, but not all three because of the potential contradictions between some of their attributes. In this paper, we give an overview of VANETs and the security challenges related to their deployment. We identify and analyse current security limitations, then an effort is made to show that efficiency, security and traceability are the key qualities to consider while implementing an effective security mechanism. Therefore the most suitable way to achieve this goal is by identifying the intersection point connecting their attributes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Conference Publications
PublisherIET
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781849196741
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event IET and ITS Conference on Road Transport Information and Control (RTIC 2012) - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Sep 201226 Sep 2012
Conference number: CP602
https://digital-library.theiet.org/content/conferences/cp602

Publication series

NameIET Conference Publications
Volume2012

Conference

Conference IET and ITS Conference on Road Transport Information and Control (RTIC 2012)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period25/09/1226/09/12
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Keywords

  • Authentication
  • Efficiency
  • Security
  • Traceability
  • Vehicular Ad hoc Network

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    Seuwou, P., Patel, D., Protheroe, D., & Ubakanma, G. (2012). Effective security as an ill-defined problem in Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs). In IET Conference Publications (IET Conference Publications; Vol. 2012). IET. https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2012.1555