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Security Assessment in Vehicular Networks


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Suguo Du, Haojin Zhu
    Pages 1-8
  3. Suguo Du, Haojin Zhu
    Pages 9-16
  4. Suguo Du, Haojin Zhu
    Pages 17-22
  5. Suguo Du, Haojin Zhu
    Pages 23-34
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 43-49

About this book


This book presents several novel approaches to model the interaction between the attacker and the defender and assess the security of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs). The first security assessment approach is based on the attack tree security assessment model, which leverages tree based methods to analyze the risk of the system and identify the possible attacking strategies the adversaries may launch. To further capture the interaction between the attacker and the defender, the authors propose to utilize the attack-defense tree model to express the potential countermeasures which could mitigate the system. By considering rational participants that aim to maximize their payoff function, the brief describes a game-theoretic analysis approach to investigate the possible strategies that the security administrator and the attacker could adopt. A phased attack-defense game allows the reader to model the interactions between the attacker and defender for VANET security assessment. The brief offers a variety of methods for assessing the security of wireless networks. Professionals and researchers working on the defense of VANETs will find this material valuable.


Game theory Location privacy Security and privacy Security assessment Vehicular ad hoc networks

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Antai College of Economics and ManagemenShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiPeople's Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EnginShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiPeople's Republic of China

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