Protecting vehicular networks privacy in the presence of a single adversarial authority

Chang Wu Chen, Sang Yoon Chang, Yih Chun Hu, Yen Wen Chen

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Abstract

In vehicular networks, each message is signed by the generating node to ensure accountability for the contents of that message. For privacy reasons, each vehicle uses a collection of certificates, which for accountability reasons are linked at a central authority. One such design is the Security Credential Management System (SCMS) [1], which is the leading credential management system in the US. The SCMS is composed of multiple components, each of which has a different task for key management, which are logically separated. The SCMS is designed to ensure privacy against a single insider compromise, or against outside adversaries. In this paper, we demonstrate that the current SCMS design fails to achieve its design goal, showing that a compromised authority can gain substantial information about certificate linkages. We propose a solution that accommodates threshold-based detection, but uses relabeling and noise to limit the information that can be learned from a single insider adversary. We also analyze our solution using techniques from differential privacy and validate it using traffic-simulator based experiments. Our results show that our proposed solution prevents privacy information leakage against the compromised authority in collusion with outsider attackers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, CNS 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781538606834
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 19 2017
Event2017 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, CNS 2017 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Oct 9 2017Oct 11 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, CNS 2017
Volume2017-January

Other

Other2017 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, CNS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period10/9/1710/11/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Chen, C. W., Chang, S. Y., Hu, Y. C., & Chen, Y. W. (2017). Protecting vehicular networks privacy in the presence of a single adversarial authority. In 2017 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, CNS 2017 (pp. 1-9). (2017 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, CNS 2017; Vol. 2017-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CNS.2017.8228648