VCloud: A Security Framework for VANET

Danquah W. M., Altılar D. T.

International Conference on Mobile and Wireless Technology (ICMWT), Bangkok, Thailand, 23 - 25 June 2015, vol.310, pp.1-13 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 310
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-662-47669-7_1
  • City: Bangkok
  • Country: Thailand
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-13
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Vehicular Ad-hoc Network (VANET) is an integral component of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) that has enjoyed a lot of attention from the research community and the automotive industry. This is mainly due to the opportunities and challenges it presents. Vehicular Ad-hoc Network being a class of Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANET) has all the security concerns existing in traditional MANET as well as new security and privacy concerns introduced by the unique vehicular communication environment. This paper provides a survey of the possible attacks in vehicular environment, as well as security and privacy concerns in VANET. It also provides an insight into the development of a comprehensive cloud framework to provide a more robust and secured communication among vehicular nodes and road side units. The proposed infrastructure; a Metropolitan Based Public Interconnected Vehicular Cloud (MIVC) seeks to provide a more reliable and secured vehicular communication network.