Security Approach for In-Vehicle Networking Using Blockchain Technology

  • Maher SalemEmail author
  • Moayyad Mohammed
  • Ali Rodan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 29)


Security is nonnegotiable key point for in-vehicle networking. However, all communication between Electrical Control Unites (ECU) still suffer from security drawbacks like highly processing time or preserving confidentiality, integrity and authenticity. In this paper, we propose an approach to assess the feasibility of a private Blockchain technology to overcome the aforementioned drawbacks. In this approach, we consider in-vehicle networking contains two parts, namely, central (or connected) gateway (cGW) and switches. cGW and switches are Blockchain nodes, wherein Blockchain consensus protocols are what keep all the nodes on a network synchronized with each other. The approach considers any communication type between ECUs as an individual event, which can be a transaction, data entry or application execution. A use case of secure communication between two ECUs is presented as an evaluation mechanism for securing in-vehicle networking using the proposed Blockchain approach.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Information and SciencesHigher Colleges of TechnologyFujairahUnited Arab Emirates

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