Security and Privacy in Vehicular Adhoc Networks: a survey and the road ahead

Mohammad Abdur Razzaque, S. Ahmad Salehi, Seyed M. Cheraghi

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Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs) can make roads safer, cleaner, and smarter. It can offer a wide range of services, which can be safety and non-safety related. Many safety-related VANETs applications are real-time and mission critical, which would require strict guarantee of security and reliability. Even non-safety related multimedia applications, which will play an important role in the future, will require security support. Lack of such security and privacy in VANETs is one of the key hindrances to the wide spread implementations of it. An insecure and unreliable VANET can be more dangerous than the system without VANET support. So it is essential to make sure that “life-critical safety” information is secure enough to rely on. Securing the VANETs along with appropriate protection of the privacy drivers or vehicle owners is a very challenging task. In this work we summarize the attacks, corresponding security requirements and challenges in VANETs. We also present the most popular generic security policies which are based on prevention as well detection methods. Many VANETs applications require system-wide security support rather than individual layer from the VANETs’ protocol stack. In this work we will review the existing works in the perspective of holistic approach of security. Finally, we will provide some possible future directions to achieve system-wide security as well as privacy-friendly security in VANETs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Networks and Security
Subtitle of host publicationPart of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)
EditorsS khan, S Khan Pathan
ISBN (Electronic)9783642361692
ISBN (Print)9783642361685
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NamePart of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)


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