Broadcasting is a communication mechanism utilized in VANET architecture that facilitates in disseminated of public information to help reduce traffic jams/congestions. The authentic and genuine nature of public information is required to be maintained to avoid broadcasting of false information causing mass panic and hysteria. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to secure the broadcasting information so that the information cannot be altered by the intruders without compromising public nature of the information. In this paper, we have proposed a secure broadcasting architecture consisting of different layers stacked together in different formation according to operating modes. A real-time simulation model is developed in Python, while simulations are run on supercomputer for the purpose of gathering results for highway environments. We compare the results of the proposed secure highway architecture with unsecure architecture. Overall, the results show delayed propagation time due to availability of multiple information packets as well as prioritization of these information packets. However, there was no significant difference in retransmission of different information packets when compared with either different broadcasting probability or unsecure highway scenario, which indicates an effective as well as efficient secure broadcasting architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity and privacy in communication networks
Subtitle of host publicationSecureComm 2017 International Workshops, ATCS and SePrIoT, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, October 22–25, 2017, proceedings
EditorsXiaodong Lin, Ali Ghorbani, Kui Ren, Sencun Zhu, Aiqing Zhang
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319788166
ISBN (Print)9783319788159
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2018
Event13th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks: SecureComm 2017 - Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview, Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 22 Oct 201725 Oct 2017
https://securecomm.eai-conferences.org/2017/ (Conference website)

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NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
ISSN (Electronic)1867-8211


Conference13th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks
CityNiagara Falls
OtherSecureComm seeks high-quality research contributions in the form of well-developed papers. Topics of interest encompass research advances in ALL areas of secure communications and networking. Topics in other areas (e.g., formal methods, database security, secure software, theoretical cryptography) will be considered only if a clear connection to private or secure communication/networking is demonstrated.
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