Trust Establishment Techniques in VANET

  • Jyoti Grover
  • Manoj Singh Gaur
  • Vijay Laxmi
Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)


Establishment of trust is amongst the most critical aspects of any system’s security. For any network, trust refers to a set of relationships amongst the entities participating in the network operations. Trust establishment plays a key role in prevention of attacks in VANET. The nodes involved in defense of the network against such attacks must establish mutual trust for the network to operate smoothly. It is a major challenge as a receiving node needs to ensure authenticity and trust-ability of the received messages before reacting to them. It is assumed that each node in a VANET is equipped with a trust system to take such decisions. There are two options for trust establishment (1) Based on static infrastructure, (2) Dynamic establishment of trust in a self organized manner. Trust based on static infrastructure is more efficient and robust than dynamic infrastructure. The only concern using static infrastructure is the unavailability of fixed infrastructure in some locations. The main objective of this paper is to describe various trust establishment approaches for VANET. If all the nodes establish trust with other nodes in VANET, probability of occurrence of attacks can be drastically reduced.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jyoti Grover
    • 1
  • Manoj Singh Gaur
    • 1
  • Vijay Laxmi
    • 1
  1. 1.Malaviya National Institute of TechnologyJaipurIndia

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