Intrusion detection in vehicular Ad-Hoc networks on lower layers

Chong Han, Sami Muhaidat, Ibrahim Abualhaol, Mehrdad Dianati, Rahim Tafazolli

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Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs) are a critical component of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), which involve the applications of advanced information processing, communications, sensing, and controlling technologies in an integrated manner to improve the functionality and the safety of transportation systems, providing drivers with timely information on road and traffic conditions, and achieving smooth traffic flow on the roads. Recently, the security of VANETs has attracted major attention for the possible presence of malicious elements, and the presence of altered messages due to channel errors in transmissions. In order to provide reliable and secure communications, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs) can serve as a second defense wall after prevention-based approaches, such as encryption. This chapter first presents the state-of-the-art literature on intrusion detection in VANETs. Next, the detection of illicit wireless transmissions from the physical layer perspective is investigated, assuming the presence of regular ongoing legitimate transmissions. Finally, a novel cooperative intrusion detection scheme from the MAC sub-layer perspective is discussed.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationTransportation Systems and Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781466684744
StatePublished - 30 Jun 2015


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