Resilient Secure Aggregation for Vehicular Networks

Stefan Dietzel, Elmar Schoch, Frank Kargl, Bastian Könings, M. Weber

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    Innovative ways to use ad hoc networking between vehicles are an active research topic and numerous proposals have been made for applications that make use of it. Due to the bandwidth-limited wireless communication medium, scalability is one crucial factor for the success of these future protocols. Data aggregation is one solution to accomplish such scalability. The goal of aggregation is to semantically combine information and only disseminate this combined information in larger regions. However, the integrity of aggregated information cannot be easily verified anymore. Thus, attacks are possible resulting in lower user acceptance of applications using aggregation or, even worse, in accidents due to false information crafted by a malicious user. Therefore, it is necessary to design novel mechanisms to protect aggregation techniques. However, high vehicle mobility, as well as tight bandwidth constraints, pose strong requirements on the efficiency of such mechanisms. We present new security mechanisms for semantic data aggregation that are suitable for use in vehicular ad hoc networks. Resilience against both malicious users of the system and wrong information due to faulty sensors are taken into consideration. The presented mechanisms are evaluated with respect to their bandwidth overhead and their effectiveness against possible attacks.
    Original languageUndefined
    Article number10.1109/MNET.2010.5395780
    Pages (from-to)26-31
    Number of pages6
    JournalIEEE network
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010


    • EWI-17852
    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • Protocols
    • VANET
    • faulty sensors
    • vehicle mobility
    • Scalability
    • bandwidth-limited wireless communication
    • resilient secure aggregation
    • METIS-276027
    • IR-71237
    • Data aggregation
    • vehicular ad hoc networks

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