On the Efficiency of Secure Beaconing in VANETs

Elmar Schoch, Frank Kargl

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Abstract

Direct inter-vehicle communication enables numerous safety applications like intersection collision warning. Beacons - periodic one-hop link-layer broadcast messages containing, e.g., location, heading, and speed - are the basis for many such applications. For security, current work often requires all messages to be signed and to carry a certificate to ensure integrity and authenticity. However, high beacon frequency of 1 - 10 Hz and dense traffic situations lead to significant communication and computational overhead. In this paper, we propose several mechanisms to significantly reduce this overhead while maintaining a comparable level of security. The general idea is to omit signatures, certificates, or certificate verification in situations where they are not necessarily required. This creates a security-performance trade-off that we analyze in detail. The results show that significant savings can be achieved with only small impact on security.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the third ACM conference on Wireless network security (ACM WiSec 2010)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages111-116
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-923-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010
Event3rd ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security, ACM WiSec 2010 - Hoboken, United States
Duration: 22 Mar 201024 Mar 2010
Conference number: 3

Publication series

Name
PublisherACM

Conference

Conference3rd ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security, ACM WiSec 2010
Abbreviated titleACM WiSec
CountryUnited States
CityHoboken
Period22/03/1024/03/10

Keywords

  • METIS-276058
  • IR-72419
  • Efficiency
  • SCS-Cybersecurity
  • Security
  • EWI-18154
  • Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs)

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Schoch, E., & Kargl, F. (2010). On the Efficiency of Secure Beaconing in VANETs. In Proceedings of the third ACM conference on Wireless network security (ACM WiSec 2010) (pp. 111-116). [10.1145/1741866.1741885] New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/1741866.1741885
Schoch, Elmar ; Kargl, Frank. / On the Efficiency of Secure Beaconing in VANETs. Proceedings of the third ACM conference on Wireless network security (ACM WiSec 2010). New York : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2010. pp. 111-116
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Schoch, E & Kargl, F 2010, On the Efficiency of Secure Beaconing in VANETs. in Proceedings of the third ACM conference on Wireless network security (ACM WiSec 2010)., 10.1145/1741866.1741885, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, pp. 111-116, 3rd ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security, ACM WiSec 2010, Hoboken, United States, 22/03/10. https://doi.org/10.1145/1741866.1741885

On the Efficiency of Secure Beaconing in VANETs. / Schoch, Elmar; Kargl, Frank.

Proceedings of the third ACM conference on Wireless network security (ACM WiSec 2010). New York : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2010. p. 111-116 10.1145/1741866.1741885.

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Schoch E, Kargl F. On the Efficiency of Secure Beaconing in VANETs. In Proceedings of the third ACM conference on Wireless network security (ACM WiSec 2010). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2010. p. 111-116. 10.1145/1741866.1741885 https://doi.org/10.1145/1741866.1741885