Title: A reputation-based secure scheme in vehicular ad hoc networks

Authors: Xiaoqing Li; Jicheng Liu; Xuejun Li; Hui Li

Addresses: The State Key Laboratory of Integrated Service Networks, Xidian University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710071, China ' The State Key Laboratory of Integrated Service Networks, Xidian University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710071, China ' The State Key Laboratory of Integrated Service Networks, Xidian University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710071, China ' The State Key Laboratory of Integrated Service Networks, Xidian University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710071, China

Abstract: In recent years trust management has become a main method to ensure the security of vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs). However, most of the existing trust establishment approaches cannot handle the rapidly changing environment of VANETs appropriately. In this paper, we propose a Reputation-based Global Trust Establishment scheme (RGTE). The scheme introduces a solution to share the trust information in VANETs safely by applying statistical laws, which makes it more efficient and accurate to establish trust in rapidly changing environment. Moreover, we detect a bad node by dynamic threshold according to real-time reputation status of the network. Analysis shows that RGTE is more effective in confidence-building, security assurance and adaptability.

Keywords: VANETs; trust management; dynamic threshold; network security; reputation-based schemes; vehicular ad hoc networks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGUC.2015.068823

International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, 2015 Vol.6 No.2, pp.83 - 90

Received: 03 Dec 2013
Accepted: 05 Apr 2014

Published online: 31 Mar 2015 *

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