Security, Privacy, Identifications

  • William Whyte
Reference work entry


An ITS system will feature many different types of application. These applications all have their own security and performance needs, which may differ from each other. Additionally, the fact that different applications may coexist on the same device introduces additional security considerations. This chapter reviews the security mechanisms that may be used for different classes of application, and for the device as a whole, and surveys their deployment history and their support in standards. The aim is to provide an implementer of any ITS application with a usable starting point to help them determine which security services to use in their application and how those services should be implemented. Particular attention is paid to issues of privacy: ITS applications have an inherent risk of revealing personal data, such as current location, to parties who have no right to that data, and as such an implementer must take care to ensure that privacy is preserved to at least the level required by local regulations. The chapter also reviews security management operations such as issuing and revoking digital certificates.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Security InnovationWilmingtonUSA

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