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A Systematic Approach for Cyber Security in Vehicular Networks

Ahmad, Farhan, Adnane, Asma, Franqueira, Virginia N.L. (2016) A Systematic Approach for Cyber Security in Vehicular Networks. Journal of Computer and Communications, 4 (16). pp. 38-62. ISSN 2327-5219. (doi:10.4236/jcc.2016.416004) (KAR id:77182)


Vehicular Networks (VANET) are the largest real-life paradigm of ad hoc networks which aim to ensure road safety and enhance drivers’ comfort. In VANET, the vehicles communicate or collaborate with each other and with adjacent infrastructure by exchanging significant messages, such as road accident warnings, steep-curve ahead warnings or traffic jam warnings. However, this communication and other assets involved are subject to major threats and provide numerous opportunities for attackers to launch several attacks and compromise security and privacy of vehicular users. This paper reviews the cyber security in VANET and proposes an asset-based approach for VANET security. Firstly, it identifies relevant assets in VANET. Secondly, it provides a detailed taxonomy of vulnerabilities and threats on these assets, and, lastly, it classifies the possible attacks in VANET and critically evaluates them.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.4236/jcc.2016.416004
Additional information: Open Access article and new staff
Uncontrolled keywords: Vehicular Networks, Ad Hoc Networks, Cyber Security, Privacy, Vulnerabilities, Threats, Assets, Smart City
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Virginia Franqueira
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 09:28 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 16:35 UTC
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