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Vehicular Cloud Network and Information Security Mechanisms

Version 1 : Received: 2 October 2016 / Approved: 3 October 2016 / Online: 3 October 2016 (20:40:50 CEST)

How to cite: Wu, H.; Horng, G. Vehicular Cloud Network and Information Security Mechanisms. Preprints 2016, 2016100004. Wu, H.; Horng, G. Vehicular Cloud Network and Information Security Mechanisms. Preprints 2016, 2016100004.


This project designed a set of network security mechanisms for cloud applications in VANETs. At present, cloud computing is one of the government’s development priorities in the industry. We divide cloud into public, private, and hybrid clouds in this project. Vehicles or passengers can access road conditions or public transport information through the public cloud; public transportation can access current driving records and users can access relevant enterprise information on the private cloud and hybrid cloud is a combination of public and private clouds. Both cloud computing or VANETs require network and information security. At present, many researches on VANETs security only focus on message communication, and neglect information storage. Researches on cloud computing security only focus on information protection, and neglect user privacy and anonymity. This project designed a set of network and information security mechanisms in line with the requirements of Confidentiality, Authentication, Non-repudiation, Conditional Anonymity, and Conditional Untraceability. This project primarily needs to achieve the following: authentication mechanism to verify the identity of each other between the passenger and the vehicle and to verify the identity with Single Sign-On; 2. vehicle or user privacy and anonymity, which need to be able to replace the anonymous ID and related parameters for the vehicle or the user; 3. a private communication mechanism, which enables any vehicle or user to communicate privately; and 4. an information security encryption method, which can encrypt the information on a cloud server to avoid unauthorized access by internal personnel or hackers.


Vehicular Ad Hoc Network (VANET); Cloud Computing; privacy preservation; security and privacy


Computer Science and Mathematics, Security Systems

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