Security and Privacy in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks : Survey and the Road Ahead

Razzaque, M. A., Salehi Shahraki, Ahmad, & Cheraghi, Seyed M. (2013) Security and Privacy in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks : Survey and the Road Ahead. In Khan, Shafiullah & Pathan, Al-Sakib Khan (Eds.) Wireless Networks and Security : Issues, Challenges and Research Trends. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 107-132.

View at publisher


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.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 74460
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Security, Privacy, VANETs, Roadside Units, Key Management
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36169-2_4
ISBN: 9783642361692
Divisions: Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 02 Mar 2015 23:18
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 15:15

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page