Cybersecurity Measures for Geocasting in Vehicular Cyber Physical System Environments

Sushil Kumar, Upasana Dohare, Kirshna Kumar, Durga Prasad Dora, Kashif Naseer Qureshi, Rupak Kharel

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Geocasting in vehicular communication has witnessed significant attention due to the benefits of location oriented information dissemination in vehicular traffic environments. Various measures have been applied to enhance geocasting performance including dynamic relay area selection, junction nodes incorporation, caching integration, and geospatial distribution of nodes. However, the literature lacks toward geocasting under malicious relay vehicles leading to cybersecurity concern in vehicular traffic environments. In this context, this paper presents cybersecurity measures for geocasting in vehicular traffic environments focusing on security oriented vehicular connectivity. Specifically, a vehicular intrusion prevention technique is developed to measure the connectivity between the cache agent (CA) and cache user (CU) vehicles. The connectivity between static transport vehicles and CA/CU is measured via vehicular intrusion detection approach. The performance of the proposed vehicular cybersecurity measure is evaluated in realistic traffic environments. The comparative performance evaluation attests the benefits of security oriented geocasting in vehicular traffic environments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8474336
Pages (from-to)5916-5926
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Internet of Things Journal
Issue number4
Early online date31 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes

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