13. Security and Privacy Threats and Requirements

  1. Luca Delgrossi1 and
  2. Tao Zhang2

Published Online: 13 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118452189.ch13

Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy

Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy

How to Cite

Delgrossi, L. and Zhang, T. (2012) Security and Privacy Threats and Requirements, in Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118452189.ch13

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mercedes-Benz R&D North America, Inc., USA

  2. 2

    Cisco Systems, Inc., USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 5 OCT 2012

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series on Information and Communication Technology

Book Series Editors:

  1. T. Russell Hsing and
  2. Vincent K. N. Lau

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118132722

Online ISBN: 9781118452189



  • privacy threats;
  • security threats;
  • vehicle networks;
  • vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) bidirectional communications;
  • vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) local broadcast


This chapter discusses security and privacy threats in consumer vehicle networks. It focuses on threats that use communication capabilities to attack the vehicle network or breach driver privacy. The chapter identifies unique communication-based threats in consumer vehicle networks and discusses what make them different from threats in other types of networks such as enterprise networks or the Internet. It further discusses security and privacy protection capabilities expected to be necessary for consumer vehicle networks and outlines main security and privacy design and performance considerations that are unique to these networks. The chapter also introduces security functions that will be required in a consumer vehicle network: authentication, misbehavior detection and revocation, data integrity, and data confidentiality. It discusses some of such design considerations for the overall system and for specific communication modes, including vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) local broadcast and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) bidirectional communications.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

automotive electrics; vehicular ad hoc networks